Right after India’s exit in the semi-finals from the World Cup, rumours started to grow that MS Dhoni might hang his boosts. However, neither MS Dhoni nor the BCCI has said anything on the former India captain’s future as of now. Team India are scheduled to tour the West Indies next month, and the national selection panel will announce the squad on Friday. There are reports in media that India captain Virat Kohli might opt out of the tour along with other big names in the team.
The 38-year-old’s future would be the centre of discussion amid speculation that Dhoni is contemplating retirement even though he hasn’t spoken about it till now.
Dhoni’s selection or omission would be an indicator of things to come in the future. India are set to play T20s, as many ODIs and two Tests in a full-fledged tour to the Caribbean islands, starting August 3.
Considering next year’s T20 World Cup to be held in Australia, the selectors might opt for the young Rishabh Pant, who is seen as heir apparent to Dhoni.