The former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni recently hogged the limelight after the conclusion of the third and the deciding One-day International against England in Leeds.
Dhoni soon after the loss at Headingley, decided to collect the match ball from the on-field umpire Michael Gough that eventually raised speculations about his retirement.
However, the head coach Ravi Shastri has quashed the rumours and said that Dhoni is not going anywhere. The speculations came to an end pretty quickly but there was another incident which sprung up.
In a goof-up on Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) official website, it still shows that Dhoni is the captain of the team across formats. however, Kohli’s profile still reads that he still serves as a player in the team.
The mistake as usual spread very fast on social networking site Twitter. The goof-up became a major laughing stock on the social media platform.
Meanwhile, the former skipper Dhoni came under heavy criticism when he played painstaking innings of 37 off 58 deliveries in the second ODI at Lord’s.
The 37-year-old Dhoni also played a relatively poor knock in the deciding ODI. He has failed to live up to the expectations in the recent past which led to speculations about his retirement.
Kohli backs Dhoni yet again:
Hailed as one of the all-time best finishers in the world, Dhoni has not been in the best of forms in the last year-and-a-half. Despite his wretched form, Kohli defended Dhoni.
“This comes up again and again when he is not able to play in the normal way he does,” he maintained.
“It’s very unfortunate people just jump to conclusions very quickly. When he does well, people call him the best finisher ever and when they don’t go well, they all pounce on him. We all have bad days in cricket and today was a bad one for everyone, not just him,” he added.
Dhoni announced his retirement from Test cricket in 2014 after playing 90 Tests.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni recently became the fourth Indian batsman to amass 10,000-plus ODI runs when he achieved the feat during the second ODI against England.
The veteran batsman Dhoni still remains the only captain in the history of the game – to lead his nation to three World titles which include the 20-over World Cup, the 50-over World Cup and the ICC Champions Trophy.
Here are some of the tweets:
A fan jokingly asks whether Dhoni forced BCCI to keep him the captain at least in the website
All are temporary captain but MSD is always the permanent captain of Team India feels a fan
BCCI still believes Dhoni is the skipper for a reason
— Pushkar (@ppushp7) July 19, 2018
A fan asks BCCI to remember the current skipper of the team who is Virat Kohli
— Pravin Badgujar (@PravinBadguja16) July 19, 2018
A fan appreciates BCCI for remembering him as the captain of Team India