MSK Prasad, the chairman of selectors has finally made it clear with his indirect words that MS Dhoni is no more an automatic choice in the Indian squad. Speculations are on heights over MS Dhoni’s retirement ever since the World Cup ended in July this year.
The former Indian skipper played his last international match against New Zealand in the semi-final of the World Cup. As soon as the world cup was over, he took a sabbatical from the game and kept on extending it.
Fans of MS Dhoni are waiting anxiously for the former skipper to make a comeback but there is still no clarity over when will he return to action. But seems like the selectors have already made up their minds over his career.
The Chairman of selectors MSK Prasad made it clear that they are ‘moving on’ and will now back the youngsters. After announcing the squads for the upcoming series against Bangladesh, he said:
“We are moving on.”
He added: “Going into domestic cricket, getting his touch back or thoughts about retirement, everything is purely his personal [decision].”
“We’ve already laid the roadmap for the future, I’m sure you can see in the way we are selecting the teams. We definitely had a chat with Dhoni and he also endorses our view of backing youngsters,” he added.
Well only time can tell about the future of MS Dhoni’s career but meanwhile, the statements of MSK Prasad didn’t go down well with the fans of MS Dhoni. Social media was soon flooded with the posts of the angry fans who took to twitter and slammed MSK Prasad left, right and center.
Here, have a look at the reactions of twitterati:
"MSK Prasad is the Shikhandi who killed the aging Bhishm Pitamah of Indian Cricket Shri Mahendra Singh Dhoni"
~News Channels tonight
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) October 24, 2019
The Chief Selector has gone deranged. Such incongruous reasoning! Indian Cricket needs better people at the helm of affairs. Not jokers like MSK Prasad. Hope @SGanguly99 brings in the change! https://t.co/UDzxA3zfWI
— Venkat Parthasarathy (@Venkrek) October 24, 2019
Wait Msk prasad #IPL2020 will tell you…And mind it keep your self open for the change……..
— Devendra kushwaha (@Devendr18081808) October 24, 2019
Players undeserving in India's T20I squad vs Ban – Krunal Pandya, Shikhar Dhawan, Shardul Thakur.
Hopefully, this is the last Selection by MSK Prasad & his team. #INDVsBan
— Rishabh Wadhwa (@Cric_Rishabh) October 24, 2019
A person who has an average of 11 in Test and 14 in ODI is the chief selector..poor India?????
— Shrawan Kumar (@Shrawan86998792) October 24, 2019
Sack aging MSK Prasad.
— StraightTalkIndia (@sttalkindia) October 24, 2019
Sir i need to ask you a question..Who the hell is #MSKPRASAD…he doesn't have any experience in international cricket and he is saying that we are moving on from Dhoni…First of all he destroy ambati rayudu career and now he is insulting the great MS Dhoni….
— Mohit patni (@Mohitpatni6) October 24, 2019
I think BCCI should move on from you @MSKPrasad_ whom you are , what did you achieved, whether you are truly qualified for this position??? Team lost World Cup because of your poor team selection..Empty vessels make more noise ??
— Venkat VG (@venkat_vg) October 24, 2019