August 18, 2019 | 5:27 PM IST
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Coach Ravi Shashtri over MS Dhoni’s retirement speculations

England beats India by eight wickets in last match of 3rd ODI and bagged the series by 2-1 at Headingley in Leeds. While Joe Root and Eoin Morgan steered their batting sides to victory with magnificent innings of 100 and 88 runs respectively, Indian former captain MS Dhoni grabbed the eyeballs for doing something pretty unusual on the ground. Post losing the match, Dhoni taken the ball from the umpire, which set Twitter abuzz over Dhoni’s retirement. As the video and pictures of the incident gone viral, Twitterratti started making speculations that Dhoni is all set to make his shocking announcement over the retirement from ODI cricket as well. Indian Cricket team coach Ravi Shastri on Thursday clarified all speculations about MS’s retirement. "That's rubbish. MS is not going anywhere," Ravi Shastri said adding that Dhoni took the ball from umpire to show it to bowling Coach Bharat Arun. Dismissing the speculation, Shastri said: "MS wanted to show the ball to Bharat Arun. He wanted to show him the wear and tear the ball had endured, to get a general idea of what the conditions were like." "But right now, all this clamour is nonsense. He just wanted to show the ball to Arun to just have a look at it after close to 45 overs had been bowled," Dhoni announced his retirement from Tests matches in 2014 and has played 321 ODIs and 93 T20Is with 10 centuries and 67 half-centuries.

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