Indian Coach Ravi Shastri on Thursday has put to rest the rumours about MS Dhoni's retirement saying Dhoni’s bat will do the talking soon.
Taking to Twitter, Ravi Shastri noted that Dhoni asked for the ball from the Umpire to show it to Bharat Arun, the bowling coach of India. "Dhoni wanted to show him (bowling coach) the wear and tear the ball had endured, to get a general idea of what the conditions were like," explained Ravi Shastri.
Wishing good luck to Dhoni and his fans, Ravi Shastri signed off: " Dhoni will let his bat do the talking soon, as always."
There was a strong speculation that Dhoni asked for the ball from the umpire just after the third ODI against England as a sign of his imminent retirement from ODI matches. Dhoni had asked for the ball from field umpires Bruce Oxenford (Australia) and Michael Gough (England) as the teams walked back towards the pavilion.
Twitter on Wednesday was abuzz with speculation that the former Indian captain will soon bid farewell to ODI and T20 formats of the game. Dhoni had announced his retirement from Test cricket in 2014 before stepping down from limited-overs captaincy in January 2017, thus handing the captaincy across all formats to Virat Kohli.