M.S Dhoni Quits!!!!

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India’s skipper for limited overs format has stepped down on Wednesday. It is likely that Virat Kohli will take over this role for the interim period. BCCI said that Dhoni would still be available for selection as wicket keeper-batsman for the upcoming England series. The national selector’s panel will meet at the BCCI’s headquarters in Mumbai on January 6 to finalise the squad against England for the ODI and T20 series. He had stepped down as the captain for Test Cricket on 30 December 2014.dhoni

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He was India’s most successful captain, leading the team to victory in the 2007 World T20 in South Africa, the 2011 World Cup in India, and the 2013 Champions Trophy in England. Dhoni captained India in 199 ODIs, of which he won 110 and lost 74. He was captain in 72 T20Is, of which India won 41 and lost 28. He was also India’s most successful Test captain, with 27 wins, 18 defeats and 15 draws.618664330-ms_6

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Dhoni holds the record for most matches as captain of an international side, with 331 games across formats.In 2007, Dhoni took over the ODI captaincy from Rahul Dravid and led the team in the first ever bilateral ODI series wins in Srilanka and New Zealand. In 2008, after becoming the Test captain, Team India under his captaincy won the series against New Zealand and West Indies. India also won the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia in 2008,2010 and 2013.

Dhoni proved his mettle as a captain when he led Indian cricket team to victory in the first T20 World Cup in 2007. In the year 2011, the team clinched the ODI World Cup with Dhoni hitting the winning six against Srilanka at the Wankhede Stadium. Under Dhoni’s captaincy, team India also lifted the last Champions Trophy in the year 2013 in South Wales, England by beating the host country.31dhoni3

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“On the behalf of every Indian cricket fan and the BCCI, I would like to thank MS Dhoni for his outstanding contribution as the captain of the Indian team across all formats,” BCCI chief executive Rahul Johri said. “Under his leadership, the Indian team has touched new heights and his achievements will remain etched forever in the annals of Indian cricket.”

“On the behalf of every Indian cricket fan and the BCCI, I would like to thank MS Dhoni for his outstanding contribution as the captain of the Indian team across all formats,” BCCI chief executive Rahul Johri said. “Under his leadership, the Indian team has touched new heights and his achievements will remain etched forever in the annals of Indian cricket.”

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