BCCI on Thursday announced the mens contract for 2019-20 and the major omission was former skipper M.S. Dhoni.
According to a BCCI statement, the period from October 2019 to September 2020 has Kohli, Rohit and Bumrah in the Grade A+ category like the last cycle. However, Dhoni, who was in the Rs 5 crore 'A' category bracket, is missing.
The 38-year-old who is currently enjoying some time away from the game hasn't played a single game since the World Cup semifinal defeat to New Zealand last year. Speculations are rife that Dhoni may have already called curtains on his illustrious career and #ThankYouDhoni has started trending on Twitter.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions:
He is the reason why I started watching cricket and he is the reason why I dont watch cricket these days— Amit kumar (@Amitkum53782259) January 16, 2020
Thank you mahi for make our childhood days awesome with your pleasant and cheerful captainship and ofcourse will miss your helicopter short #Thankyoudhoni pic.twitter.com/wLjs5oFOXo
The best that has happened to #Indian cricket over the past 5 decades-#KapilDev #sachintendulkar #Dhoni— dev shak (@devashak) January 16, 2020
Will miss you.
The entertainer par excellence as a player.#ThankYouDhoni #MSDhoni #MSD pic.twitter.com/NDa4EmB3x3
#ThankYouDhoni after sachin Tendulkar most of the people's love to watch cricket bcoz of u. You make our country proud and your journery make inspired us lot for that #thankyou word is not enough to you. If god ask any wish to me sure i will ask pls make dhoni comeback.We waiting pic.twitter.com/CA9nCWSG5y— @Arman Aabith (@armaanaabith) January 16, 2020
He did everything that he could for the team, for the game spirit and for the nation. From coming in the top order and hitting the ball out of the ground to coming at no. 7 and finishing up the matches, a generation grew up. Shame, @BCCI.#thankyoudhoni #MSDhoni #Dhoni pic.twitter.com/bXYxAcK6J4— Phanishwar Sharma (@Phanishwarji) January 16, 2020
(With inputs from Agencies)