Mahendra Singh Dhoni Quits As Indian Team Captain

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has stepped down as the captain of the Indian ODI and T20 team effective immediately. The Board of Control for Cricket in India confirmed the news via a tweet. His last ODI assignment with the national side was against New Zealand in the 5 match ODI series in October which India won 3-2.

 

Although the next captain was not announced, Virat Kohli, currently captaining the Test team, will take over the mantle.

Dhoni has unprecedented success as a limited-overs captain, winning the ICC World Twenty20 in 2007, the ICC World Cup in 2011 and the ICC Champions Trophy in 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-plus 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.

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