MS Dhoni Steps Down As Captain Of ODI, T20 Indian Team

By | January 5, 2017

MS Dhoni Steps Down As Captain Of ODI, T20 Indian Team

MS Dhoni Steps Down As Captain Of ODI, T20 Indian Team

India’s most successful captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni decided to step down as ODI and T20 captain. Yesterday night, he surprised everyone with his decision of leaving the captaincy before the ODI series against England. The next captain was yet to be announced by BCCI, Virat Kohli might handle the limited overs captaincy as well.

MS Dhoni Steps Down As Captain Of ODI, T20 Indian Team

MS Dhoni Steps Down As Captain Of ODI, T20 Indian Team

BCCI’s Statement on Dhoni’s decision :

In a statement released to media, BCCI said, “Mahendra Singh Dhoni has informed the BCCI, that he wishes to step down as the captain of the Indian cricket team from the One-Day Internationals and the T20 Internationals formats of the game.”

CEO of BCCI, Rahul Johri said, “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. Under his leadership, the Indian team has touched new heights. Moreover, his achievements will remain etched forever in the annals of Indian cricket.”

Sachin Response for Dhoni’s decision :

Sachin sent a messaging which says, “Congratulations to Mahendra Singh Dhoni on a wonderful career as a captain leading India to success in both T20 and ODI World Cups. Have seen him emerge from an aggressive player to a steady and decisive captain.”

Congratulations to Mahendra Singh Dhoni on a wonderful career as a captain leading India to success in both T20 and ODI World Cups

Congratulations to MS Dhoni on a wonderful career as a captain leading India to success in both T20 and ODI World Cups.

He said, “It’s a day to celebrate his successful captaincy and respect his decision. Further, I wish MSD the very best as he continues entertaining us on the field with his exploits.”

I am Ready as a Player :

After quitting the captaincy, Dhoni said that he will be available for selection as a player for ODI & T20 series against England. Dhoni succeeded as limited-overs captain by winning the T20 World Cup in 2007 and ICC World Cup in 2011. Also, he won the ICC Champions Trophy and put the Indian Test team at No.1 in Test rankings.

Dhoni holds the record of leading the Indian team as captain for 331 matches across all formats. He made his international debut in 2004 and quickly established his name as an aggressive batsman as well as wicket-keeper. He retired from the Test format in 2014 but continued his captaincy in limited overs. As a captain, he led the Indian team to a 3-2 series win against New Zealand in 2016.

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