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Dhoni isn’t an automatic pick any more – BCCI

Former Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni is one of those Indian cricketers will be forever grateful. Under him, India has won several limited over matches, created records. It was Dhoni who led India to World Cup triumph after 28 years. But now times have changed and there have talks about Dhoni’s forms. Especially the World Cup 2019 has given the birth the question of whether Dhoni should retire or not.

MS Dhoni is not an automatic pick any more says BCCI

Dhoni was criticised especially in the match against England and in the semi-final for his approach towards the game. Now according to a report in Times of India, after such controversial issues, Dhoni might not be an immediate choice for the Indian cricket team. So according to a BCCI source, Dhoni should understand this and take retirement gracefully.

The source explained they are surprised to see Dhoni has not called it off yet. Moreover, youngsters like Rishabh Pant is awaiting to get chance as a keeper batter in place of Dhoni. If the source is to be believed, the BCCI Chief Selector MSK Prasad will have a ‘make or break’ discussion with Dhoni and Prasad will ask him to retire gracefully.

The source said, “We’re surprised that he’s not done it so far. There are youngsters like Rishabh Pant waiting to grab their chances. As we saw in the World Cup, Dhoni isn’t the same batsman anymore. Despite coming in at No. 6 or 7, he was struggling to force the pace, and it was hurting the team.”

Dhoni will surely miss next year’s Twenty 20 World Cup in Australia and his exclusion from the T20I team is a clear indication to that. “I don’t think he’s in the selectors’ plan for the 2020 T20 World Cup too. He must quit international cricket gracefully. He isn’t an automatic pick any more” the source added.

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