Published: Fri, January 06, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

MS Dhoni Quits From Captaincy in Limited Overs Format

MS Dhoni Quits From Captaincy in Limited Overs Format

MSK Prasad, the chairman of the national selection committee, has backed MS Dhoni's decision to relinquish captaincy of the Indian One-Day International and Twenty20 International teams. Sources say Tendulkar told the BCCI President: "I have seen him from close quarters fielding at slip; I have chatted with him a lot and he is a thinker and cool person".

Further glory ensued under Dhoni's leadership as India scored a dramatic five-run victory over England in the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy final at Edgbaston, before finishing runners-up to Sri Lanka in the 2014 ICC World T20 in Bangladesh. It is the time when we should just take out some time and remember the way this man has so selflessly and successfully led the Indian team for a decade.

Nothing however, could prepare fans and the cricket fraternity for the bomb that he dropped after the third Test against Australia at Melbourne, which ended in a draw that gave the hosts an unassailable series lead. MS Dhoni has been one of the greatest captains India has ever had and under his captaincy India have won 331 global matches, which is more than any other captain at this point.

Dhoni notified the board that he would be there for selection for the upcoming series against England, but wouldn't be continuing in the skipper's role. Although the next captain has not been announced, it is expected that Virat Kohli, the current captain of the Test team, will take over the reins.

He has done many firsts for India as captain and we all have those records on tip of our tongues but what is the change that Dhoni brought in the Indian team that he captained for nearly a decade? "Dhoni's presence will help Kohli as he now captains across three formats". Most number of Test wins for India, number 1 ranking in Test cricket, T20 World Cup, Champions Trophy, the World Cup, most number of wins as one-day captain. Under his captaincy, India won both T20 World Cup and ODI World Cup.

This announcement should simply be seen as Dhoni's step down from the post as captain- another act of flawless timing from this masterclass.

That honour should automatically go to Test captain Virat Kohli, who was recently named captain of ICCODI Team of the Year, 2016.

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