No BCCI, MS Dhoni is not India captain anymore: Twitterati reminds board

first_imgDays after speculation of MS Dhoni’s retirement, it emerged he was still the India captain. At least, according to the player profile information on the BCCI website as of Thursday evening. Virat Kohli, the actual captain, was yet to be accorded that status, as revealed by users on social media.After the goof-up came to light, there was a massive laugh riot on Twitter.Dhoni had retired from Test cricket in December 2014 during the tour of Australia. In January 2017, he stepped down as captain of India’s limited-overs teams and continued to play under Kohli in ODIs and T20Is.There has been some concern over Dhoni’s form depsite a successful 2018 IPL campaign where he led from the front to help Chennai Super Kings lift their third title.There was rumour about #MSD retirement but #BCCI still believes who is the skipper!!! @msdhoni still remains the boss @BCCI #ENGvIND #DhoniRetirementTalk (@ppushp7) July 19, 2018It feels like BCCI wants its previous captain(@msdhoni) to take charge again or they might have forgotten to update their website. However, as fan of MSD we appreciate BCCI for remembering MSD as a captain(Masterofstrategy)#MSDhoni #ViratKohli #BCCI #Indiancricketteam #Captain Mouli Tummala (@mouli127) July 19, 2018He left Captaincy 2 years ago & still BCCI thinks he is the Captain of Team India.This is #BCCI’s official AppAll r Temporary captain but..Captain Cool is Permanent captain of Team #MSDhoni Singh Dhoni (@RinkiMsd7) July 19, 2018However, Dhoni’s profile had been corrected and Kohli given his due status as captain.In the Lord’s ODI, as India chased a steep target, Dhoni was unable to get going and managed only 37 off 59. He was booed by sections of the Lord’s crowd for his go-slow approach.Kohli came to the defence of his former captain and said the team had full faith in his abilities.After the Leeds ODI, Dhoni asked the umpire the match ball and Twitter went into overdrive wondering if that was a signal for Captain Cool to retire.However, the air was cleared by coach Ravi Shastri, who said the former India skipper only wanted to show the ball and to bowling coach Bharath Arun.last_img read more