MSD not retiring immediately but makes himself unavailable for WI tour to serve his regiment

MS Dhoni makes himself unavailable for the West Indies tour and will spend time in the Army training, according to SportStar.

An Honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment of the Territorial Army, Dhoni will spend the next two months with the camp.

A top BCCI official confirmed to PTI:

“Dhoni has made himself unavailable for the tour of West Indies as he will be spending two months with his paramilitary regiment,” the official said.

“We would like to say three things. He is not retiring from cricket right now. He is taking a two month sabbatical to serve his paramilitary regiment which he had committed much earlier,” he said.

“We have now intimated his decision to skipper Virat Kohli and chairman of selectors MSK Prasad,” the senior official added.

After the World Cup semi-final exit, the focus shifted to the retirement of MS Dhoni. However, the former Indian captain is yet to make a decision.

India, on the other hand, will tour to West Indies soon and the selection committee is all set to meet on Sunday.

With Dhoni pulling out, it will be interesting to see if Dinesh Karthik gets an opportunity and it is almost sure that Rishabh Pant will be in the team as well.

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