Aditya Verma secretary of Bihar Cricket Association (BCB) has alleged that MS Dhoni left the captaincy of Indian limited over team due to pressure from a BCCI officials and it was not his decision at all. He blamed joint secretary of BCCI, Amitabh Choudhary for his sudden decision over his leadership.
Verma stated that Choudhary telephoned BCCI’s chief selector MSK Prasad in the evening of January 4. Choudhary reportedly asked Prasad to seek Dhoni’s future plans after Jharkhand lost to Gujrat in the Ranji Trophy semifinal clash in Nagpur the same evening. Dhoni was at the sidelines of the Ranji Trophy game as Jharkhand’s mentor.
This blame set the debate of Mahi’s resignation on fire as it came surprisingly. No one expected such decision from the former skipper.
“Choudhary was unhappy with the fact that Jharkhand lost to Gujrat despite being in a commanding position under Dhoni’s mentorship. Choudhary then telephoned MSK Prasad and instructed the latter to ask the cricketer about his future plans. Dhoni was hurt with the whole episode and sent across his resignation soon after,” Aditya Verma further explained the whole process.
MSD played 331 international matches as Indian captain. He led India in 60 Tests, 199 ODIs and 72 T20Is. He has all the ICC trophies in his cabinet and two titles of both IPL and Champions League. He is still available for the selection in limited over cricket for India. He has already retired from the longest format of the game.