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Shastri quashes Dhoni’s retirement rumors, reveals why he took the ball from umpire

Last Modified Thursday, 19 July 2018 (14:59 IST)
New Delhi: India cricket team’s coach on Thursday ended the social media speculation on MS Dhoni’s retirement, saying that ‘it is all rubbish, MS is not going anywhere’.

“MS wanted to show the ball to Bharat Arun. He wanted to show him the wear and tear the ball had endured, to get a general idea of what the conditions were like,” Shastri clarified to media.

Dhoni had come under fire during the for slow scoring rate. His 59-ball 37 runs at Lord’s in the second ODI frustrated many fans.

Shastri clarified that if criticism has to come Dhoni’s way, he might as well endure it.”But right now, all this clamour is nonsense. He just wanted to show the ball to Arun to just have a look at it after close to 45 overs had been bowled,” he added.

Video on social media went viral recently showing that Dhoni taking the ball from the umpire, which led many to believe that he is going to retire, which was later rejected by the Indian coach. (UNI)
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