Chief selector MSK Prasad reveals how MS Dhoni reacted when he was dropped from T20Is

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Monday, October 29th, 2018 | 0

Last week, MS Dhoni was dropped from India’s Twenty20 International squad against West Indies and Australia in what was a huge decision by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

It was a huge disappointment for his fans. The World Cup-winning captain has, after all, been a regular in limited overs action ever since he pulled the plugs on his Test career back in 2014.

Officials later revealed that the plan was to have a second wicket-keeper option available, which is why – in a quest to try out the young and promising Rishabh Pant and in-form Dinesh Karthik – the selectors took the massive step.

Now, BCCI chief selector MSK Prasad has revealed how Dhoni reacted on being told their decision.

“I myself spoke to MS and I must say he was most gracious,” Prasad was quoted as saying by Telegraph India.

He added: “I explained our need to look at a second ’keeper and MS graciously supported the idea.

“Please don’t make it such a big issue… Please.”

He certainly knows how to be gracious in defeat… both on and off the field.

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