MS Dhoni steps down as captain of India limited overs sides

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MS Dhoni has ventured down as chief of India’s restricted over’s groups in front of the ODIs and T20Is against England in January. He will in any case be accessible for choice as a wicketkeeper-batsman for the arrangement, however, the BCCI said on Wednesday evening.

The selectors are meeting to pick the ODI and T20I squads on January 6 in Mumbai. The BCCI did not promptly name a successor for the matches against England; however Virat Kohli, who drives India in Test cricket, is the leader for the employment.


It is comprehended Dhoni, 35, conveyed his choice to director of selectors MSK Prasad in Nagpur, where the Jharkhand side that is being tutored by Dhoni was playing Gujarat in the semi-finals of the Ranji Trophy. Dhoni was seen having a long discussion with Prasad amid the lunch break. “We as a whole know his feeling of trustworthiness and patriotism, and he has got high clarity in considering,” Prasad told ESPNcricinfo. “Most likely he felt that is the best choice, so let us regard it.”

Dhoni’s director Arun Pandey said the choice had not been hasty. “You don’t take a choice like this overnight. It was well thoroughly considered. Dhoni thought this was the perfect time to step aside and keeping playing as wicketkeeper-batsman,” Pandey told PTI. “His reasoning was that he has manufactured the core of the group now and it is the opportune time to surrender captaincy. He is not somebody who might stick on to something. For him, the group’s advantages are most importantly.”



Dhoni had surrendered the Test captaincy in December 2014, when he resigned from the arrangement after the Melbourne Test. Be that as it may; he remained on as ODI and T20 universal commander in the wake of having gone up against those parts in 2007.

He was India’s best chief, driving the group to triumph in the 2007 World T20 in South Africa, the 2011 World Cup in India, and the 2013 Champions Trophy in England. Dhoni captained India in 199 ODIs, of which he won 110 and lost 74. He was skipper in 72 T20Is, of which India won 41 and lost 28. He was likewise India’s best Test commander, with 27 wins, 18 annihilations and 15 draws.


Dhoni is additionally the main chief to have driven India to ODI and T20I arrangement wins in Australia, and an ODI arrangement win in New Zealand.

He made 6633 ODI keeps running as skipper at a normal of 54 and a strike rate of 86. As chief in T20Is, Dhoni scored 1112 keeps running at a strike rate of 122.60. In Test cricket, he made 3454 keeps running at a normal of 40.63.

“For the sake of each Indian cricket fan and the BCCI, I might want to express gratitude toward MS Dhoni for his extraordinary commitment as the skipper of the Indian group over all configurations,” BCCI CEO Rahul Johri said. “Under his authority, Indian group has touched new statures and his accomplishments will stay carved always in the archives of Indian cricket.”



Mahendra Singh Dhoni has ventured down as chief of the Indian group. He will, nonetheless, be accessible for the choice for the One-Day International and Twenty20 International arrangement against England and the same has been passed on to the senior determination panel. The board of trustees will meet on Friday (January 06) to choose the group for the three-coordinate ODI arrangement against England beginning on January 15.

Despite the fact that the following chief was not declared, Virat Kohli, right now captaining the Test group, will assume control over the mantle.

Dhoni has exceptional accomplishment as a constrained over’s commander, winning the ICC World Twenty20 in 2007, the ICC World Cup in 2011 and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013.

“Mahendra Singh Dhoni has educated the BCCI, that he wishes to venture down as the commander of the Indian cricket group from the One-Day Internationals and the T20 Internationals arrangements of the diversion,” Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a discharge.



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