MSK Prasad rubbishes MS Dhoni's retirement rumours; says they are brooding youngsters

Indian selector MSK Prasad said that MS Dhoni has refused to be part of the Indian squad touring West Indies but hasn't declared plans of retirement yet

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After a disappointing to end to India's ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign, there were rumors that former Indian captain and wicketkeeper-batsman, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is all set to retire from professional cricket. However, putting an end to all the rumours, Indian's chief selector MSK Prasad recently said that MS Dhoni has denied the possibility of retirement currently.

After being criticised for playing 'very slowly', there were talks around the town stating that the former captain is all set to bid farewell to the Indian cricket team. While Dhoni has denied all plans of retirement, he will not be actively participating in current matches and has taken a two-month break from cricket.

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The former captain himself made clear that he was unavailable for the West Indies tour as he would be serving the Territorial Army. Meanwhile, MSK Prasad stated that MS Dhoni is a legendary cricketer and he knows when to announce his retirement. He also added that Dhoni is currently unavailable for seeable future but hasn't said anything about retirement.

Accordingly, the selection committee has decided to move forward and invest in youngsters. Therefore, they have selected Rishabh Pant for India Tour of West Indies in all the three formats. Prasad stated that Pant is fit for all the three formats, i.e. ODI, Test, and T20.

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