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There was no pressure on MS Dhoni to step down from captaincy: MSK Prasad

By Rashmi Nanda -

MSK Prasad, the chairman of the Board of Control for Cricket in India's senior selection committee, has refused all rumors about that they asked Mahendra Singh Dhoni to hand over the captaincy of India's ODI and T20 sides.

During in an exclusive interview with CricketNext, Mr. Prasad refused all rumor about that by saying there is no truth to such the reports.

The former India wicket-keeper stated on this issue, "There was no pressure on Dhoni to resign from captaincy. It was his personal decision. He informed me during the Ranji Trophy semi-final between Jharkhand and Gujarat in Nagpur," 

MSK further added, "Dhoni is an honest man and the decision didn't come as a surprise. It was timed perfectly as Kohli needs enough matches to settle down going into the Champions Trophy. I thank Dhoni for his contribution, but his job doesn't end here and he needs to guide Kohli."

As MS Dhoni stepped down from limited overs captaincy on January 4th, 2017, due to his sudden decision there have been many speculations from fans and media around the country as to why he took the decision.

On Monday morning Hindustan Times had reported that Dhoni’ decision was not his own but he had been asked to resign from the captaincy of the India's limited-overs and this rumors came after the Indian cricket board had sent an official mail on Wednesday evening about Dhoni's decision.

Hopefully, these allegations on this matter seem to rest for now after the statement of the chairman of the BCCI’s senior selection committee.