India’s Limited Over Captain MS Dhoni has stepped down from ODI and T20 captaincy but he will be in contention for selection in the upcoming series against England as a wicket-keeper batsman.
BCCI Chief Executive Rahul Johri said in a Press Release that, “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”. He further added,”Under his leadership, Indian Team has touched new heights and his achievements will remain etched forever in the annals of Indian cricket”.
MS Dhoni was India’s most Successful captain across all formats. Under his leadership India won World Cup 2011,Champions Trophy 2013 and World T20 2007. He gave up his Test Captaincy in December 2014, when he retired as well from the Test format but stayed as ODI and T20 captain.
The BCCI selection committee will meet this friday to announce the squad for 3 Match ODI and T20 Series. Virat Kohli in all Probability will lead the Indian team across all formats now.
Here’s how Twitterati reacted to this shocking announcement from MS Dhoni.
Ace Commentator Harsha Bhogle tweeted at length about what MS Dhoni has been.