Sakshi Singh Shuts Down Husband MS Dhoni’s Retirement ‘Rumours’

With reports that Mahendra Singh Dhoni was soon going to draw curtains on his career, the Indian cricketer’s wife Sakshi Singh took to Twitter to quash the ‘rumours’.

Senior wicketkeeper-batsman and former captain of the Indian cricket team Dhoni had asked the selectors for a two-month break after the Men in Blue’s semifinal exit from the ICC World Cup. That was in July this year. He subsequently missed the tour of West Indies and his recent exclusion from the squad for the three T20 Internationals against South Africa had led to further debate around his return to the national team.

Sakshi, however, has made it quite clear that MS Dhoni is not putting away his India jersey just yet. “Its called rumours!” she wrote in a post on Twitter, quite obviously referring to the news of the cricketer’s impending retirement.

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Earlier on Thursday, a social media post by Indian captain Virat Kohli recalling the 2016 World T20 quarterfinal match against Australia, ended up triggering a fresh avalanche of speculation on the former skipper's future.

"A game I can never forget. Special night. This man (Dhoni), made me run like in a fitness test @msdhoni," Tweeted Kohli alongside the picture.

The appreciation tweet, within no time, was linked to Dhoni's future and speculation started that the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman would be making an announcement by evening.

Dhoni became a trending topic on social media thanks to Kohli's post before the speculation was put to rest.

"I don't know from where these rumours started. I don't think they are true," was Chairman of Selectors MSK Prasad's response when the senior player's name cropped up while he was addressing a press conference to announce India's Test squad for the home series against South Africa.

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