Mumbai : Former Indian captain MS Dhoni has decided to opt out of West Indies tour after being speculations raged about his future. An Honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment of the Territorial Army, it is learnt that Dhoni will be spending better part of the next two month in his regiment. A top BCCI official confirmed the development.
MS Dhoni will not be a part of the West Indies tour
“Dhoni has made himself unavailable for the tour of West Indies as he will be spending two months with his paramilitary regiment,” the official told PTI.
Dhoni, has intimated his decision to the BCCI prior to the selection committee meeting on Sunday. The official, however, made it clear that Dhoni is not retiring from cricket at the moment.
MS Dhoni to serve in the Territorial Army for two months
“We would like to say three things. He is not retiring from cricket right now. He is taking a two month sabbatical to serve his paramilitary regiment which he had committed much earlier,” he said.
With Dhoni’s decision to pull out from the tour has been confirmed, Rishabh Pant is expected to be the first wicketkeeper in all three formats while Wriddhiman Saha will be Pant’s understudy in the Tests.