Coach Ravi Shastri reveals truth behind Dhoni’s match-ball act

Coach Ravi Shastri reveals truth behind Dhoni’s match-ball act

The recent viral video of cricketer MS Dhoni asking umpire for the ball had raised many speculations of Dhoni seeking retirement. However, the Indian coach Ravi Shastri on Thursday, has clarified the situation, saying that he only wanted to show the ball to India’s 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.”

Dhoni announced his Test retirement in 2014, has played 321 ODIs and 93 T20Is. In 321 ODIs, Dhoni has scored 10046 runs at an average of 51.25. He has 10 centuries and 67 fifties to his name. Earlier, Dhoni has amassed 1487 runs in 93 T20Is at an average of 37.17, including two half-centuries. Recently, Dhoni added another feather to his illustrious cap as he became fourth Indian and 12th overall in ODI history to score 10,000 runs to join the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, Kumar Sangakkara, Brian Lara and Sanath Jayasuriya on the elite list.