When MS Dhoni announced his decision to step down as India’s limited-overs captain, fans and media thought that it was a voluntary decision. But now some reports have emerged that it wasn’t a voluntary decision and Dhoni was put under pressure to take this decision.
According to a report in The Hindustan Times, the Ranchi-born cricketer didn’t do so voluntarily, but was asked by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). While many believe that the conversation between MSK Prasad and MS Dhoni could have led to Dhoni stepping down as captain, the report added that the process began in Septemeber last year, soon after the new selection committeewas formed.
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According to the same The Hindustan Times report, a source close to BCCI said that it was conveyed to MS Dhoni that selectors wanted to take over captaincy, keeping the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in mind.
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Virat Kohli has led India brilliantly in Test cricket and this has put a lot of pressure on MS Dhoni over his captaincy. Dhoni is arguably the best captain in Indian cricket history and his stepping down without any prior notice will surely trigger many debates. It is true that MS Dhoni being MS Dhoni would never say anything controversial on this matter, fans and media are eager to know the real reason behind MS Dhoni’s decision.