Captain cool aka MS Dhoni stepped down from his captaincy of the Indian ODI and T20I
It’s shocking but true MS Dhoni has stepped down as the captain of the Indian ODI and T20I cricket teams, BCCI informed in a press release.
It was informed by MS Dhoni to the board that he would be available for selection for the upcoming series against England, but would not be continuing in the skipper’s role. The board of cricket said in a statement “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.
He will be available for the selection for the One Day and T20I series against England and the same has been conveyed to the Senior Selection Committee.” BCCI Chief Executive Officer Rahul Johri added “On behalf of every Indian cricket fan and the BCCI, I would like to thank M.S. Dhoni for his outstanding contribution as the captain of the Indian team across all formats.
He further added that “Under his leadership, Indian team has touched new heights and his achievements will remain etched forever in the annals of Indian cricket.”
Virat Kohli will replace MS Dhoni
Well, Test skipper Virat Kohli is the front-runner to replace the Ranchi wicketkeeper-batsman at the helm.
Earlier, also MS Dhoni took sudden decision to quit Test captaincy during the Australia tour in 2014 in Melbourne.
Dhoni has been India’s most successful captain.
Under his leadership India have won the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007, the ICC ODI World Cup in 2011, ICC Champions Trophy in 2013 and also reached the top of the Test rankings in 2009.