On Saurday, Dhoni was seen celebrating the birthday of his childhood friend Seemant Lohani at his farmhouse -- Kailashpati -- in the outskirts of the town where all his old friends had gathered to make the occasion worth remembering.
When it comes to the debate over Dhoni's future, well, that is a puzzle which will need some solving. The former India skipper last met his teammates at the JSCA Stadium here, when India beat South Africa for a cleane sweep in the three-match Test series.
Newly-appointed BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has already made it clear that the decision to retire is Dhoni's personal choice and that he will be having a discussion on it with the 2011 World Cup-winning captain.
India head coach Ravi Shastri has also said that Dhoni has earned the right to retire from the game when he wants to.