The 33-year-old stunned the cricket world — and a completely unaware India team — when he announced his immediate Test retirement after the drawn third Test against Australia in Melbourne late last month.
He had not mentioned it during his post-Test media conference only for Indian authorities to drop the bombshell via social media shortly afterwards.
India’s World Cup-winning captain again had nothing to say in the subject as he launched the Indian one-day team’s new uniform on Thursday ahead of their first tri-series game against Australia in Melbourne on Sunday.
Dhoni, who remains India’s ODI and T20 captain, stood next to new Test skipper Virat Kohli and six other-teammates on stage with the closest he came to addressing the issue when he was asked about his time off since that Test. (AFP)