Twitterati not pleased with MS Dhoni’s absence from the T20I squads against Windies and Australia

MSK Prasad has already cleared the air over his absence.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni and MSK Prasad. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shocked everyone late on Friday by announcing a plethora of squads for Team India’s upcoming series. The selectors picked the squads for the Windies and Australia T20Is and for the four-match Test series down under as well. However, the most shocking news was MS Dhoni’s absence from the shortest format which has left his fans fuming.

Not many days are left in Dhoni’s career now and it is evident that his hitting capabilities are waning fast. His place in the ODI squad is already being questioned and with Rishabh Pant performing well, the critics are backing the youngster to do well in the near future. Having said that, Dhoni has got immense backing from the captain Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri.

Adds experience to the team

MS Dhoni adds immense value to the team only with his presence behind the wickets and it is very well known fact that the veteran takes over the captaincy whenever the things go down the wire. His presence in the team is extremely important for a young Indian side and one would’ve expected him to be with the group during the T20Is against Windies and Australia.

But while speaking to the media, MSK Prasad has clarified that MS Dhoni hasn’t been dropped and his T20I career isn’t over. The chief selector also added that they wanted to try the second wicket-keeper batsman for the future and hence took the step.

But the fans are clearly not happy with the selector’s decision as the 37-year-old doesn’t need the rest with him not playing the longest format of the game. It will be interesting to see the way the Men in Blue fare in his absence and all the eyes will be on Rishabh Pant who is tipped as Dhoni’s successor behind the wickets now.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Dhoni’s absence:

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