India lost the ODI series against England at Headingley, Leeds on Tuesday. Instability in the middle order and lack of accuracy in the bowling costed the series and the side has some time to ponder over selections as the test series commences on August 1. The No 4 slot still remains as a musical chair and the variety of trials by the team hasn’t yielded favourable results.
Post-defeat, en route to dressing room former Indian skipper MS Dhoni, was seen collecting the ball from the umpires. This incident made the social media flooded with the speculations about his retirement.
It is to be noted that these conclusions were drawn with respect to the “unprecedented” final test match of MS Dhoni. Normally, he would take a stump as a souvenir whenever the team won a match. He carried a stump in his final match which ended in “draw”.
However, Indian coach Ravi Shastri has cleared all these rumours. He smashed all the “fuss” and said that MS Dhoni had taken the ball from the match officials to show it to Bharat Arun, the bowling coach. He further added that the primary reason behind the incident is to judge the conditions by assessing the wear and tear off the white nut.
MS Dhoni added a couple of feathers to his cap in the series as he became the fourth Indian player to reach the prestigious 10K run mark. Dhoni also affected 300 dismissals in the limited overs only behind Boucher, Gilchrist and Sangakkara. On innumerable occasions, Dhoni had mentioned that he will continue to play till 2019 World Cup in England.
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The next ODI series will be the Asia Cup in September and in all possibilities, the coolest man is expected to sport the blue jersey.