Dhoni steps down as One day and T-20 Captain
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In a shocker to Indian Cricket fans,Team India limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has decided to step down as captain from the one days and T-20's. Dhoni has retired from test cricket in 2014. From then on Mr.cool has been a captain to the limited overs match.
Although the next captain was not announced, there are clear guesses that Virat will lead the side who is presently captaining the test team. Dhoni has unprecedented success as a limited overs captain, winning the World T20 in 2007, the ICC World Cup in 2011 and the Champions Trophy 2013.
"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," Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a release.
Dhoni holds the record for most matches as captain of an international side, with 331 games across formats. He is also the only player to captain in 50+ matches in each of the three formats apart from being the only captain to win all three ICC Trophies - World Cup, WT20 and Champions Trophy.
Mr Rahul Johri, Chief Executive Officer of the BCCI said, "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. Under his leadership, Indian team has touched new heights and his achievements will remain etched forever in the annals of Indian cricket."
Dhoni made his debut in 2004, He then became the captain of T20 side and was his strategy that fetched the T20 world cup .Dhoni then succeeded Rahul Dravid as one day captain and then captained India in tests after Anil Kumble. Dhoni last series as captain came against New Zealand at home, where he led the Indian side to a 3-2 series win.