Amidst the retirement rumors, MS Dhoni was reportedly made unavailable for the limited-overs leg of India’s upcoming full tour of the West Indies.

Also, he is expected to be part of the “transitioning phase” if team India.

“MS Dhoni will not go to the West Indies. Going forward, he will not travel with the team within India or overseas as the first-choice wicketkeeper. Rishabh Pant will take over and there will be a grooming window for him until he settles down. For all you know, he could be part of the 15 but not part of the 11. This team needs a guiding hand on multiple fronts and wishing MS away is clearly unhealthy,” BCCI sources quoted.

During the recently concluded World Cup 2019, India played their matches very well by winning seven of the eight games with Dhoni scoring 273 runs in eight innings. But his 50-run knock in the semi-final against New-Zealand could not save India.