Dhoni pulls out off West Indies tour, takes two-month break to serve regiment

Komal Sinha
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Dhoni pulls out off West Indies tour

Amidst the retirement rumours Dhoni has informed BCCI that he’ll join the paramilitary regiment for the next two months. After the gruelling Indian Premier League and Cricket World Cup, Dhoni has finally decided to stay out of cricketing action for a short span.

Former captain of the Indian cricket team MS Dhoni has been in the limelight from quite a long time. Earlier he was in buzz due to his retirement rumours, and then he grabbed the eyeball of the people by making it clear that he won’t be available for the West Indies tournament.

Among all this already persisting controversy, he has again sparked a buzz by informing BCCI that he would be serving the regiment of the territorial army for the next two months and hence he would be out of the cricket ground for this short span. But among all this buzz he has ruled out the possibility of retirement before the selectors meet in Mumbai.

Dhoni is the honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment, and hence he has taken the break of two months to serve his Paramilitary regiment. He said that he had made this commitment quite earlier and now he thinks it’s the right time to fulfil it.

Dhoni has clearly refused to take retirement, and now the decision is entirely in the hand of the selectors.
It was expected that they had decided to drop him from the team for the West Indies tour.

The selection committee has no right to tell any player to quit the game, but when it comes to the selection of the team, they can always decide what they feel is best for the team. After the pulling out of Dhoni from the tour, Rishabh Pant will be roped in as the first wicketkeeper for the Windies tour.

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