India’s most successful cricket captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has stepped down as skipper for limited overs format of the game on Wednesday. MS Dhoni made an announcement left everyone surprised. He earlier left the captaincy of India’s Test team midway through a series in Australia. The India’s Test captain Virat Kohli said departing limited overs skipper MSD has always been a leader a youngster would love to be with.
Under MS Dhoni’s leadership, India has won World Cup and T20 World Cup and he has cult following among fans of the game. Dhoni will be available for playing in ODIs series against England.
Virat Kohli, is all set to take over as the Indian Captain across all formats paid glowing tributes to his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni for being an inspirational leader and terming him as “captain forever.”
Virat Kohli wrote on Twitter expressing his views that, “Thanks for always being the leader a youngster wants to have around him. You’ll always be my captain @msdhoni Bhai.” He expressed his feelings about the captain under whom he has played all along in the limited overs format since making his debut back in 2008.
MS Dhoni is considered as the most successful captain of Indian Cricket Team as he made India to become the number one in all formats of the cricket game. On Wednesday, Dhoni stepped down as India’s One-Day International (ODI) and T20 International (T20I) captain, bringing the curtain down on his illustrious era when the Ranchi stumper won both the ODI and T20 World Cups.
Indian Cricket team is scheduled to play ODI and T20 series with England. There are three ODIs and Three T20Is in the series that starts from January 15.
Cricketers like of Michael Clarke, Michael Vaughan, Shahid Afridi and Zaheer Abbas across the globe all spoke about the impact that Dhoni had on Indian Cricket during his tenure as captain over the better part of this decade.
--with agency inputs