After Team India's heartbreaking exit from the World Cup campaign, a million dollar question that is haunting fans is, will Mahendra Singh Dhoni continue his journey or hang up his gloves.
Well, the answer to this question lies with Thala (his South Indian fans call him fondly by this name) himself, but social media is flooded with a lot of emotional appeals and and some misleading posts.
One such viral post on Facebook claims that BCCI has cancelled Dhoni's retirement from all formats.
It then makes a self-contradictory claim that the board has appointed him as "former captain of Indian team from next ODI series". It is a well-known fact that Dhoni was the captain of the Indian team and there is no way he can be appointed as "former captain".
AFWA found that the viral claim is baseless and factually incorrect.
However, it is understandable why this post has become viral since it expresses the immense love that fans have for the cricketer.
It was being speculated that Dhoni might announce his retirement at the end of the World Cup. But as of now, there is no evidence that Dhoni has made up her mind about this. On Dhoni's official Twitter, Facebook and Instagram handles, there is no such mention of him calling it quits yet.
Indian captain Virat Kohli has also clarified that the veteran has not told him anything about his future plans.
Also, we didn't found any reports suggesting BCCI cancelling his test retirement, as claimed in the viral post.