Wicketkeeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni's name is not included in the list of Indian players announced by BCCI till September 2020. In total, 27 players are named in the 4th grade contract list. But Dhoni's name does not exist any grade.
As soon as the annual contract list of BCCI is released, it is as if the storm of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's name has come on social media. Seeing Dhoni's name in the list, discussions about his retirement among cricket fans have gained momentum.
Earlier too, the speculation of Dhoni's retirement was intensified when MS K Prasad, the head of the selection committee, said in his statement that now Indian cricket wants to turn its attention to a young wicketkeeper like Rishabh Pant.
But whatever be it or not, whether Mahendra Singh Dhoni remained in the team, he always remains in the discussion. Lokesh Rahul did not manage to catch the ball while wicketkeeping during the first ODI against Australia in Mumbai. Even then, Dhoni-Dhoni's slogans on the field were also intensified.
Significantly, Mahendra Singh Dhoni played his last match against New Zealand in Manchester. Where he returned to the pavilion after being run out in the semifinal match of World Cup 2019.