India: In a surprise move, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has stepped down as a captain of the Indian cricket team, thereby drawing curtains to his wonderful leadership profession. The BCCI these days stated in an announcement that Dhoni has informed the Board that he desires to step down as the captain of the Indian cricket team from the one—Day Internationals and T20 Internationals. At the same time as expressing his desire to give up captaincy, Dhoni conveyed to the choice committee that he might be available for choice for the 3 ODIs and as many T20s in opposition to England beginning January 15.
MS Dhoni Retirement News
It is understood Dhoni, 35, communicated his decision to chairman of selectors MSK Prasad in Nagpur, wherein the Jharkhand side that is being mentored through Dhoni was playing Gujarat in the semi-finals of the Ranji Trophy. Dhoni was seen having an extended conversation with Prasad at some stage in the tea break. “we all recognize his feel of patriotism and integrity, and he has got high clarity in thinking,” Prasad told the ESPNcricinfo. “probable he felt this is the best decision, so let us appreciate it.”
Dhoni had already given up the captaincy for the test matches in December 2014, when he retired from the format after the Melbourne test. However, he stayed on as ODI and T20 worldwide captain after having taken on those roles in 2007.
He was India’s most a hit captain, leading the team to victory in the 2007 world T20 in South Africa, the 2011 international Cup in India, and the 2013 Champions Trophy in England. Dhoni captained India in 199 ODIs, and he lost 74 and won 110. He was captain in 72 T20Is, of which India lost 28 and won 41. He became additionally India’s most a success test captain, with 27 wins, 18 defeats and 15 draws.
Dhoni made 6633 ODI runs as captain at an average of 54 and a strike rate of 86. As captain in Test cricket, he made 3454 runs at an average of 40.63 where as in T20Is, Dhoni scored 1112 runs at a strike rate of 122.60.
“At the behalf of every Indian cricket fan and the BCCI, I would like to thank MS Dhoni for his splendid contribution as the captain of the Indian team across all formats,” BCCI chief executive Rahul Johri stated. “under his captainship, Indian team has touched new heights and his achievements will stay etched forever inside the annals of Indian cricket.”
MS Dhoni Records As Captain:
Tests: 60 Matches, 27 Wins, 18 Losses, 15 Draws
ODIs: 199 Matches, 110 Wins, 74 Losses, 4 Ties, 11 No Results
T20Is: 72 Matches, 41 Wins, 28 Losses, 1 Tie, 2 No Results.
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