Virat Kohli said that MS Dhoni will "remain valuable" as long as he continues playing the game even as team management grooms youngsters like Rishabh Pant.
In the recent times, MS Dhoni has often faced criticism for his poor form and ponderous style of batting.
The rumour mills about MS Dhoni's retirement were on overdrive on Thursday before responses from Sakshi Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings and others set them at rest.
Sakshi Dhoni took to Twitter to give a fitting reply to the rumours about the possibility of MS Dhoni calling it quits.
Rumours have been rife on social media since Thursday morning after Virat Kohli posted a picture appreciating MS Dhoni's efforts in a T20 World Cup match in 2016.
Virat Kohli recalled the ICC T20 World Cup match from 2016 when he and MS Dhoni were involved in a crucial partnership as India beat Australia by six wickets at Mohali.
Anil Kumble said MS Dhoni deserves a "proper send-off" whenever that happens, adding that the selectors need to streamline approach ahead of the T20 World Cup.
Virat Kohli, now has 28 Test wins to his name, the most by Indian captain in the longest format of the game.
Rishabh Pant broke MS Dhoni's record as the fastest to 50 Test victims, achieving the target in four matches less.
MS Dhoni was not included in the 15-man squad for the three-match T20 International series against South Africa.
After being spotted in Jaipur, MS Dhoni has now been seen in the United States (US) along with his India teammate Kedar Jadhav.
According to some media reports, the selectors have decided to "move forward" and give maximum chances to Rishabh Pant keeping in mind the T20 World Cup in Australia next year.
Syed Kirmani feels MS Dhoni still has a lot to offer to the Indian team and must be left alone to take a call on his future.
Sourav Ganguly said MS Dhoni is at that stage of his career where he has to evaluate where he stands.
Virat Kohli also surpassed Sourav Ganguly for most Test wins in overseas matches for India as captain.
Videos and pictures of MS Dhoni in his new look have gone viral on various social media platforms.
MS Dhoni led India to 27 Test victories from 60 matches and Virat Kohli is closing the gap rapidly.
Virat Kohli is now the most followed cricketer across social media platforms. He has over 30 million followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.