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"OK, THAT’S it" - MS Dhoni

By Sahil Mehan -

Team India's chief selector MSK Prasad revealed, MS Dhoni, needed just three words, to let selector know that he is ready to step down as a skipper. Speaking to Indian Express, Prasad said, "OK, THAT’S it" were the three words, that Dhoni said on late evening of Wednesday. 

However, keeping the confidentially intact, Prasad didn't revealed much and was heaps of praises for Dhoni's clarity of thought and also added that Dhoni, who was with Jharkhand, as a mentor has discussed about quiting earlier in a day as well.

However, according to reports, selectors had discussed with MS Dhoni about India's future in limited over format under Virat Kohli, but despite Champions Trophy just 5 months away and 55 ODIs left for next World Cup, selectors didn't want to force the decision on one of the most successful skipper of all time.

According to the sources, "Virat is doing an excellent job with the Test team and we know he is ready. But the pressures of ODI captaincy are different. And they wanted MS to be around, overseeing matters on the field and guiding Virat as he takes his first few steps as the limited-overs captain,"

“They didn’t want a situation where MS hangs up his boots and Virat is left to take on the mantle all by himself.”

After Dhoni's out of blue decision to stand down a as a skipper, there have been speculation that MSD might go away before 2019 World Cup, but according to his manager, Arun Pandey, Dhoni isn't going anywhere soon. Pandey talking to Indian Express said, “All great leaders know when to quit. He knows the team is ready. He still has plans to play international cricket for the next three to four years and play the 2019 World Cup. He’s arguably still the fittest cricketer in the country presently,”

Sahil Mehan

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