New Delhi: Chief national selector Sandeep Patil on Sunday rubbished the reports that emerged in some quarters about MS Dhoni's removal from captaincy in the 50-over format.
"We have not discussed anything about captaincy of ODIs. We are very happy in the manner Dhoni has led the side and we have total backing for Dhoni during the upcoming series," Patil informed the media.
"We have always discussed the forthcoming World T20. We have also discussed the possibilities and the performances of players and who all will be useful," he further added.
In the run up to the team announcement for the South Africa series, it was being reported that the board could name Virat Kohli as skipper of the ODI team as well.
However after this categorical clarification from Patil, it would be fair to assume that Dhoni has full backing of the selectors and the board.