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Chief selector MSK Prasad gives reason behind MS Dhoni’s ouster from T20I squad; Twitter lashes out

Although, Prasad tried to pump in optimism as far as MS Dhoni’s career in T20I is concerned, there were experts who took to Twitter and said that this move could well be the end of the former captain in the shortest format.

cricket Updated: Oct 28, 2018 08:21 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was dropped for the first time in his career even as the selectors announced India’s squads for the T20I series against Windies and for the tour of Australia.

“He [Dhoni] is not going to play the six T20Is [West Indies and Australia] because we are looking at the second keeper’s slot. So I think we will retain Rishabh [Pant] and Dinesh Karthik. So they will be getting a chance to keep and bat. It is not the end of Dhoni in T20Is,” chief selector MSK Prasad announced late on Friday evening.

Although, Prasad tried to pump in optimism as far as Dhoni’s career is concerned, there were experts who took to Twitter and said that this could well be the end of the former captain in the shortest format.

A decision which people expected and yet, such is the aura of Dhoni, that his massive fan brigade was left far from impressed.

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Dhoni does not feature in any of the T20I squads (against West Indies or Australia) and this has drawn the ire of fans who took to Twitter to vent out their reactions.

First Published: Oct 27, 2018 10:09 IST