I was not part of that conversation so... It is what the selectors explained. I think people are putting too much variables into the situation, which is not the case I can assure you of that. He's still a very integral part of this team and he just feels that in the T20 format, someone like Rishabh can get more chances,

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Virat Kohli explains MS Dhoni’s exclusion from T20I squads, says former captain felt Rishabh Pant...