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Retirement up to Dhoni: Prasad

Retirement up to Dhoni: Prasad

MS Dhoni has faced a lot of criticism lately for his conservative approach to batting as he is observed to be consuming a lot of deliveries to settle on the crease. With speculation rife regarding his imminent retirement, the veteran cricketer decided to skip the West Indies tour to serve with his paramilitary regiment.

Clarifying the situation on Dhoni’s future in the team, Indian chief selector MSK Prasad has claimed the decision to retire is up to the former skipper and the board cannot force anyone. Meanwhile, he insisted India were heading in the direction of grooming youngsters for the future.

“A legendary cricketer like Dhoni, he knows when to retire. First of all, he is not available. Second, we have already started grooming youngsters,” he said.

“Post World Cup, we have laid down a few more plans and we thought of giving as many opportunities as possible to Pant and to see, he is groomed. That is our plan right now and we did discuss this with him (Dhoni),” Prasad added.