The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and national selectors has given a shock on Friday (October 26) to the Indian Cricket fans by ignoring one of the most celebrated and loved cricketers –MS Dhoni for both West Indies and Australia T20 International series.
On Friday night, the BCCI announced the squad for both T20Is against Australia and West Indies with two big names missing from the squad –Virat Kohli, who has been rested for home Caribbean T20Is and Dhoni from both squads.
With the next World T20 to be played in 2020, the national selectors decided to test the young blood Rishabh Pant behind the gloves in the upcoming T20I series at home and Australia.
Ever since the BCCI announced the T20I squad for both series, the news of Dhoni's exclusion soon went viral on social media and a number of fans went berserk at BCCI and national selectors to express their discontentment at the decision.
Following the shocking development, former players and cricket pundits also forced to reckon that it could be the end of the road for Dhoni in T20Is, although, Chief selector MSK Prasad assured the fans that this was not the end for the former India captain in the format.
Check out here the reaction:
No use to watch Ind vs Australia match. No Dhoni. If Dhoni is not there then no indian cricket.— Ravinaa????Aggarwaal???? (@RaveenaAgarwaal) October 26, 2018
Being an indian i say Rip to @BCCI— shreedhar Mahi Tambole (@shreedhar9656) October 27, 2018
Shame on @BCCI for not selecting MS he’s legend— sultan love (@sultan_love) October 26, 2018
So No Dhoni in these matches.— Aparna (@Aparna10__) October 26, 2018
Dear BCCI, I have seen many selfish decisions, but this 1 has topped it!
Dk, Pant in place of Dhoni? Lets see how will they perform.
Just a free suggestion, Exclude Dhoni from WC19 too, and if u have capability, show passing even the league stages
The big news is obviously the absence of MS Dhoni from the T20 squad. The next World T20 isn't till 2020 so this is an acknowledgement that someone else will be behind the stumps there.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 26, 2018
No Dhoni in T20s means WC 2019 is the last world cup for the legend. The call is loud and clear. Hope he wins it and celebrates at the Lords balcony.— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) October 26, 2018