MS Dhoni's Retirement News Incorrect, Says Chief Selector MSK Prasad

A flurry of speculations emerged about Dhoni's retirement after India skipper Virat Kohli shared

Minutes after announcing India's 15-man squad for three-match Test series against South Africa, chief selector MSK Prasad faced the question of the retirement of former Indian captain MS Dhoni.

The rumour gained value after India captain Virat Kohli's tweet on his predecessor. The picture is a memory from the 2016 T20 World Cup match against Australia and called the match an unforgettable and special night where MS Dhoni made him run like a fitness test.

In recent times, there has been a lot of speculation over Dhoni's future in global cricket.

Unable to understand what was the objective of the tweet, the fans thought that it was a cryptic message from Kohli ahead of MS Dhoni's imminent retirement.

Dhoni took a two-month-long break after India's heartbreak in the World Cup semifinal where the Men in Blue were defeated by New Zealand. But it ended up creating a virtual buzz around whether Dhoni had informed the Indian skipper about his future plans. The only other noteworthy absence is that of pace-bowler Umesh Yadav marking the second change from the squad that won 2-0 in the West Indies recently. And while everyone was expecting Dhoni to return to action in the upcoming series against South Africa, he made himself unavailable for this series too. Amidst all these, Kohli's tweet only served as a fuel to the fire.

"No update on MS Dhoni's retirement, the news is incorrect", Prasad told reporters.

Following anticipation through the day on Thursday that MS Dhoni would drop the bombshell that he would hang up his gloves in a press conference in the evening, Dhoni's wife Sakshi responded to such speculations on Twitter.

Meanwhile, India will now take on South Africa at home for a full series.

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