Mahendra Singh Dhoni to retire after ICC cricket world cup: Fact check
New Delhi : Speculations on Mahendra Singh Dhoni's retirement began after a message claiming that he has made up his mind to make an official announcement after the world cup went viral.
But, being a responsible news organisation, News Heads chose to first check and confirm the news before hitting it on the website. While, trying to find a cue over the message, our team saw an India Today report confirming that this is only speculation and there is no official word on MS Dhoni's retirement.
Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has already retired from the Test cricket in 2014 and stepped down as India's limited-overs captain in January 2017.
A news agency PTI also reported that India's last match in the World Cup could be MS Dhoni's last for the country. However, there is no official confirmation.
"If India qualify for the finals and go on to win the World Cup on July 14 at the Lord's, it would be ideal setting for a fitting farewell to one of the legends of Indian cricket," a PTI report said on Wednesday.
"You never know with MS Dhoni. But it is unlikely that he will continue to play for India after this World Cup. But since his decisions to quit captaincy from the three formats have been taken so suddenly, it is very difficult to predict at the moment," PTI quoted a senior BCCI official on condition of anonymity.
However, the PTI report also maintained that no official word has been received from the BCCI or Mahendra Singh Dhoni on this.