MS Dhoni pulls out of West Indies tour amid retirement rumours; to serve Territorial Army for next two months

MS Dhoni's waning form and his skills has been criticized, and his decision to not retire has been in the eye of the storm. On Saturday, it was revealed that he opts out of the Windies tour to train with the Territorial Army
MS Dhoni pulls out of West Indies tour amid retirement rumours; to serve Territorial Army for next two monthsMS Dhoni pulls out of West Indies tour amid retirement rumours; to serve Territorial Army for next two months
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MS Dhoni has pulled out of the tour to West Indies, a day before the national selectors gather in Mumbai to pick the squad for the series that begins from August 3. The wicket-keeper stated that he would be serving his paramilitary regiment for two months, and hence has decided to not participate in the series. 

Dhoni met a senior BCCI official a couple of days ago and stated his unavailibility. The same was communicated to the chief of selectors MSK Prasad. 

“Dhoni met a top BCCI official in person and explained why he cannot go on the tour of West Indies. Dhoni is a honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the parachute regiment of the territorial army. He had made a commitment to reserve the regiment for a couple of months even before the World Cup,” BCCI sources informed CricketNext.

Ever since India was ousted from the semis of the World Cup 2019, it was rumoured that Dhoni would hang up his boots to allow youngsters to fit into the ODI side ahead of the T20 World Cup next year in Australia. 

“This is just a two-month sabbatical and not a decision to retire in any way. He hasn’t made any decision regarding his future as yet. The decision has been communicated to the chairman of selectors as well,” the source added.

After the series against West Indies, India will play South Africa from September 15.

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