India’s World Cup winning captain MS Dhoni was not selected in the T20 squad for the forthcoming series against South Africa.
India’s chief selector MSK Prasad has confirmed that MS Dhoni distanced himself for the three T20 matches against the Proteas, as reported by India Today.
"Yes he was unavailable for selection," MSK Prasad said.
Many people came to a conclusion that MS Dhoni would call it a day after the ICC World Cup 2019 in England, but he did not indicate after the men in blue were eliminated by New Zealand in the semi-finals. Even the BCCI haven’t spoken about MS Dhoni’s future.
Dhoni has distanced himself from cricket for the past one and a half month, Dhoni even served for the Indian Army for 15 days in Kashmir. Rishabh Pant who smashed a scintillating 65 of just 42 deliveries against the Caribbean side has been handed another chance to prove himeself.
Another noteworthy exclusion form the T20 squad are Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, who were not selected in the T20 squad against the Windies as well.
On the subject of Kuldeep Yadav and Chahal’s selection for the ODI series against South Africa, MSK Prasad stated,"We are just trying to build a pool of spinners. The likes of Rahul Chahar, Krunal Pandya and Washington Sundar had done well in the last series and they deserve another go."