It all happened after the cricketing and media fraternities were on overdrive about the possibility of MSD hanging his boots, based on a post shared by current Indian captain Virat Kohli in which he recalled Mahi's exploits in the 2016 T20 World Cup.
After the dismissal of Yuvraj Singh in the 14th over, captain Dhoni, one of the quickest players in between the wickets, walked in the middle to join Kohli.
The match which Kohli was referring to was the India-Australia contest at the ICC World Twenty20 in Mohali.
The rumour gained value after India captain Virat Kohli's tweet on his predecessor. A rumour started spreading that the wicket-keeper batsman is retiring from global cricket today and has called for a press meet this evening at 7pm. However, the former India skipper left everyone surprised by not only deciding against retiring but also taking a two-month break. The only other noteworthy absence is that of pace-bowler Umesh Yadav marking the second change from the squad that won 2-0 in the West Indies recently.
In the 15-man squad announced for the T20I series against South Africa starting September 15, India went ahead of Rishabh Pant as the designated wicket-keeper. Thus, there is absolutely no clarity over Dhoni's future. Amidst all these, Kohli's tweet only served as a fuel to the fire. "No update on MS Dhoni's retirement, the news is incorrect", Prasad told the media.
Sakshi took to Twitter and wrote: "Its called rumours!"
However, chief selector MSK Prasad quashed the rumours while announcing Team India's squad for the upcoming Test series against South Africa.
Meanwhile, India will now take on South Africa at home for a full series. India will play three T20Is and as many Tests against the Proteas.