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Kohli does not want Dhoni to retire right now

Kohli does not want Dhoni to retire right now

Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni has not revealed any plans to retire from international cricket as he has taken a sabbatical from international duty for the duration of 2 months which means that he would return in the future.

It was believed that Dhoni would announce retirement from cricket after the conclusion of India’s World Cup campaign this year, however, the wicket-keeper batsman does not seem to be ready to leave the game yet.

According to Indian media reports, Virat Kohli has convinced Dhoni to postpone his retirement as long as he is fit to play for the side. The skipper also wants Rishabh Pant to be groomed by Dhoni himself so that he could replace him after he is gone.

“Virat feels that Dhoni has no fitness issues and can continue till the T20 World Cup next year if required by the team. The logic is that while grooming Pant, the Indian think-tank does not want any other wicketkeeper in the team. And, if Pant suffers any injury or loss of form during this time, then Dhoni can easily come in without any issues,” reported one source.