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Indian skipper MS Dhoni avoids retirement talk

Sydney: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni refused to give an indication whether he will retire from one-day cricket after his team lost the World Cup semi-final to Australia in Sydney on Thursday.

The 33-year-old, asked if he had decided to stay or quit, bounced the question back at the media and asked them to "do research" on whether he should stay or leave.

"I think you all should do research and whatever you write, the opposite will be the truth," Dhoni said, without elaborating. "I am not that old, so do your research first."

Dhoni made a shock retirement from Test cricket in December after the third Test of the four-match series against Australia, with the decision being announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) through a media release.

Dhoni was unsure if coach Duncan Fletcher, whose three-year contract is due to end after the World Cup, will remain or leave the job."

"That is between the BCCI and Duncan," he said. "I don`t know what will happen.

"Duncan`s technical knowledge of the game is excellent. I really enjoy his company. He took over at a time when senior players had left and he had to groom the juniors. It was a tough job."

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