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Real reason for Dhoni’s drop revealed

November 02, 2018 | 09:21 IST | Sports |

The Indian captain Virat Kohli rubbed off the controversy revolving around MS Dhoni’s retirement saying that the Veteran Keeper dropped himself from T20 series in order to make way for youngsters like Rishabh Pant.

“I think the selectors have already addressed this if I’m not wrong. And he’s been spoken to, firstly… So, I don’t see any reason why I should be sitting here and explaining that. I think the selectors have come out and explained exactly what happened,” said Kohli at the post-match press conference after guiding India to another series win at home.

“I was not part of that conversation so… It is what the selectors explained. I think people are putting too many variables into the situation, which is not the case I can assure you of that. He’s still a very integral part of this team and he just feels that in the T20 format, someone like Rishabh can get more chances.”

“He anyway plays the ODIs for us regularly, so… From that point of view, he’s only trying to help the youngsters; nothing that anything that other people are thinking and I as captain can certainly assure you of that,” Kohli said.

Meanwhile, India sealed the ODI series 3-1 against West Indies and will resume the national duties from November 6th for the T20I series.