MS Dhoni steps down as ODI, T20 captain
Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday stepped down as the captain of the Indian national cricket team for limited-overs formats. Dhoni, one of the most successful captains of Indian team, had retired from Test cricket two years ago.
BCCI said he has informed that he wishes to step down as the captain of the Indian Cricket Team from the One Day Internationals and the T20 International formats of the game.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 4, 2017
However, the cricket body added that he will be available for the selection for the One Day and T20I series against England.
“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 Officer Rahul Johri was quoted media reports as saying.
“Under his leadership, Indian team has touched new heights and his achievements will remain etched forever in the annals of Indian cricket,” he added.
— ICC (@ICC) January 4, 2017
Mahendra Singh Dhoni-Milestones
Dhoni is the most successful captain of India in Test cricket with a record of 27 wins in 60 matches. He also holds record for first wicketkeeper to lead India in Test cricket. India achieved No 1 ranking in Tests and T20I during his captaincy.
He has led team in ICC WT20 2007, ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and ICC Champions Trophy. Also, he has record maximum centuries while batting at number 7 in ODIs.
He has a record for hitting maximum number of sixes as a captain and also maximum stumpings. Dhoni is the highest-run- scoring wicket keeper-batsman in ODI also.
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