MS Dhoni Steps Down as Captain of Team India for ODI and T20 Teams

BCCI Officially Announced MS Dhoni Quits Captainship: It has been announced by BCCI officially that the best ever Indian Cricket Team captain MS Dhoni called it quits to the ODIs and T20s captainship. This perfect strategist on the field had already quit from the test cricket responsibilities back in December 2014. BCCI tweeted saying that he will be available for the selection for the upcoming England ODI and T20I series starting from 15th of January.

MS Dhoni Steps Down as Captain of Team India for ODI and T20 Teams:

BCCI Officially Announced MS Dhoni Stepping Down as Captain of Team India Via Twitter
BCCI Officially Announced MS Dhoni Stepping Down as Captain of Team India Via Twitter

It came as a surprise to everyone that the present captain of the Indian cricket team for limited overs, MS Dhoni has ended his journey and left the responsibilities of captaincy. In the year 2014, he did the same with his test retirement after an Australian series after which Virat Kohli was chosen to be the test captain to the Team India.

Though the official announcement has been made by BCCI on the captain’s quit, MS Dhoni will be seen on the selection board for selecting the One Day and T20I series against England which begins on 15th of January in Pune. As a skipper, this will be the last time that the cricketer will be sitting on the selection table. The senior national selectors will be finalizing the squad on Friday.

Known to be the successful captain of the Indian Cricket team, MS Dhoni informed BCCI that he wished to step down as the captain of the Indian cricket team from the limited-overs formats of the game, as revealed in a statement by the board. Records reveal that the cricketer was a part of 283 ODIs out of which 199 were under his captaincy.

This 35-year-old cricketer has also bagged a number of records on his name as a Captain. He is the one to play the highest number of ODIs as a skipper of the Indian Cricket Team, after Ricky Ponting and Stephen Fleming. However, Virat Kohli is assumed to be the next captain of the Indian cricket team for limited overs.

The CEO of BCCI, Rahul Johri said, “On the behalf of every Indian cricket fan and the BCCI, I would like to thank Mahendra Singh 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 and his achievements will remain etched forever in the annals of Indian cricket”.