After India completed a record-breaking Test series whitewash against South Africa at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) Stadium in Ranchi on Tuesday, local boy MS Dhoni dropped by the Indian dressing room to congratulate Virat Kohli & Co.
The former Indian captain, who has not taken to the cricket field after India’s heartbreaking defeat at the ICC World Cup 2019 semifinal against New Zealand, has continued to remain in the news owing to the speculations over his retirement.
Ever since the 38-year-old took a two-month sabbatical from the game to serve the Indian Army, uncertainty has loomed large over his cricketing future. Meanwhile, during the post-match press-conference of Kohli, one of the journalists wanted to know if the Indian would go to Dhoni’s residence in Ranchi to pay him a visit.
However, Kohli was at his witty best as he did not speak much about Dhoni and instead went away with a sarcastic reply. “He is here in the dressing room, come say hello to him,” the 30-year-old said before the conference room burst into laughter.
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Dhoni’s two-month break has already ended in September and it remains to be seen if he makes himself available for selection for the Twenty-20 International (T20I) series against Bangladesh. Also, the new BCCI president-elect Sourav Ganguly is all set to meet the selectors to talk about the veteran wicketkeeper’s future.
Meanwhile, India defeated South Africa in the third and final Test of the series by an innings and 202 runs to complete their first-ever whitewash against the Proteas. It was also India’s 11th straight series win at home. Rohit Sharma was awarded the Man of the Series for his brilliant performance with the bat.