One of the most successful captain of Indian Cricket Team Mahendra Singh Dhoni steps down from One day International (ODI) and Limited Over (T20).
After this decision M.S Dhoni clear the way for Virat kohli as a captain of all three formats – Test,ODI & T20.
This news has been announced in a Press Release from Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BCCI – Rahul Johri. He said “Mahendra Singh Dhoni informed the BCCI that he wishes to step down from his captaincy from all three formats.
Dhoni started his captaincy for the first time against Australia at Bengaluru on September 29, 2007 and his last ODI as a captain was against New Zealand in 2016.
Within 10-12 years a boy from a small town became a Legend. Dhoni helped Indian Cricket Team to lift ICC World Cup after 28 years in 2011. He also won the limited over (T20) world cup in 2007.
Dhoni captained India in 199 One day International Matches and Won 110, he lost 74 matches and 11 matches has no result.He has a winning percentage of 59.57.
He served as a captain for 72 T20 International matches and won 41, 28 matches he lost, 1 match and 2 with no results.
Dhoni had earlier quit his test captaincy during the 2014 Australia Tour in Melbourne and made everyone shocked,not even he quit captaincy he has taken retirement from International Test Matches.
BCCI CEO Rahul Johri said “I would like to thank M.S Dhoni on behalf of every cricket fan and from Indian Cricket Team for his impressive contribution to Indian Cricket as a captain in all three formats (Test,ODI,T20)”.
M.S Dhoni As a Capatin
60 Matches in Test
199 Matches in ODIs
72 Matches in T20Is
331 in all Internationals (most international matches as a capatin)
Dhoni you will be missed as a captain cool,we all remember the final of T20 world cup against Pakistan when you gave bowl to Joginder Sharma in final overs.
You will always be in our heart and you will be missed as a captain.
We hope for a better future and we would like to see your Helicopter Shot in upcoming matches.
Love you Dhoni.