MS Dhoni steps down as the ODI, T20 captain
Captain cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni has decided to resign as the captain of the India’s ODI and T20 teams. BCCI confirmed that Dhoni has informed the board about his decision to quit the captaincy. However, Dhoni has expressed his readiness to participate in the upcoming India- England ODI and T20 series. Though nothing is finalised yet, the test team captain Virat Kohli is most likely to take over as the new captain of the short formats. The BCCI’s senior selection committee will conduct a meeting on Friday to select the squad for the three-match ODI series and the three T20 matches.
Dhoni had retired from Test format on December 30 2014, handing over the baton to Kohli. There have been a lot of speculation regarding Dhoni’s future in the shorter formats ever since. He has led the Indian side in 199 ODIs and 72 T20Is as the captain. India has secured the ODI world cup, T20 world cup and Champions Trophy under his captaincy, making him the only captain to have achieved this distinction. When it comes to all three formats, he has captained India in 331 matches. This is the most by any captain in the world. Dhoni has shepherded India in 60 Tests, 199 ODIs and in 72 T20Is.He is also the most successful Indian captain in the test format with a win percentage of 45. India have won 27 of the 60 test matches the team has played during his captaincy. He took his team to the No.1 position in the test rankings. All these statistics are enough to ensure that he will go down in the history as one of the greatest captains the world has ever seen.