BCCI is yet to declare India’s squad for the tour of West Indies and speculations about former skipper M.S. Dhoni’s position in the squad have been in discussion ever since India’s dismissal from the ICC world cup 2019. Dhoni aka Thala has been at the receiving end of a lot of criticism for his performance in this edition of the world cup.
Initially, the sources said that Dhoni would be in the 15 player squad but not in the playing eleven so as to provide a training window for future wicket-keeper/batsman Rishabh Pant. He was supposed to mentor Pant for future prospects.
But these speculations have been discarded after BCCI declared that Dhoni who holds an honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in Parachute Regiment of Territorial Army, has made himself unavailable for the tour and has decided to serve his regiment for next couple of months as told to PTI by a senior BCCI official. The selection committee will be picking the squad for the upcoming tour on Sunday.
This sudden declaration has stirred a lot of questions as Dhoni has already been a part of many controversies this season. Especially after former cricketer and father of Yuvraj Singh, Yograj Singh’s serious allegations against him. To know more you can refer to this article:
The fans are suspicious of this decision and of course unhappy too. Earlier Dhoni was warned by ICC for wearing gloves with honorary dagger insignia representing his regiment. Here’s more to that controversy: