Published: Thu, January 05, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Dhoni quits as ODI skipper

Dhoni quits as ODI skipper

Dhoni, who had led India to the International Cricket Council (ICC) World T20 title in 2007, to the World Cup victory in 2011 and lifted the Champions Trophy in 2013 also took India to the zenith of the Test rankings during his tenure.

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

1 MS Dhoni is the only player to captain 50 or more matches in each format.

Test skipper Virat Kohli is the likely choice to replace Dhoni and captain India in all three formats.

Prasad told The Indian Express that he and Dhoni, who's with the Jharkhand team as their non-playing mentor for the Ranji Trophy semifinals at Nagpur, had chatted earlier in the day, too.

Dhoni has been India's most successful captain.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni stunned the Indian cricket fans by stepping down as the ODI and T-20 captain of the Indian cricket team on Wednesday.

Blessed with a team that had a blend of youth and experience, Dhoni led India to the finals where they faced Sri Lanka - after wins over Australia in the quarter-finals and arch-rivals Pakistan in the semis.

"Firstly I respect his decision and secondly I feel that it was very well timed". This news story is related to Latest/176737-Dhoni-steps-down-as-ODI-T20I-captain/ - breaking news, latest news, pakistan ne.

MS Dhoni holds several records in captaincy, including most wins by an Indian captain in Tests and ODIs, and most back-to-back wins by an Indian captain in ODIs.

Born Mahendra Singh Dhoni, but better known as "MS", he developed a reputation for match-winning performances when under pressure, earning him the nickname "Captain Cool" among fans. "He perhaps realises that he can't stretch himself as captain till 2019 World Cup". The news was announced by the BCCI, who tweeted it after the 35-year-old, who is now in Nagpur with the Jharkhand side he is mentoring during the semi-final of the Ranji Trophy against Gujarat, conveyed the decision to the chairman of selectors MSK Prasad.

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