Shocking News : MS Dhoni Steps Down from ODIs and T20Is Captaincy
In a surprising move, MS Dhoni stepped down from the ODI and T20I Indian cricket team captainship on Wednesday evening. The news was admitted by BCCI on Twitter. Nonetheless, he will be available for selection for the constrained time over games against England, the cricket board said.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 4, 2017
Dhoni has a well-known knack of shocking one and all with this decision; the captain has done it once more. Two years prior, in 2014, he had shocked the cricket world, when he declared a stun retirement from Tests halfway through a tour of Australia.
Remarking on Dhoni’s sudden declaration, Rahul Johri, the CEO of BCCI, said, ” On behalf of each Indian cricket fan and the BCCI, I would like to thank MS Dhoni for his exceptional contribution as the captain of the Indian team across all formats. Under his leadership, the Indian team has gained new heights and his accomplishments will remain etched forever in the annals of Indian cricket.”
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar paid rich compliments to Dhoni too. “Congratulations to MSD on a brilliant career as a captain, leading India to victory in both T20 and ODI World Cups. I have seen him arise from being an aggressive player to a solid and decisive captain. It’s a day to have a good time his fruitful captaincy and to respect his decision. Wish MSD the very best, as he stays entertaining us on the field with his adventures,” Tendulkar said.
Team India played 199 matches in Dhoni’s captainship, in which India won 110 with a win rate of 59.57%. He likewise holds the record of most T20I’s as Skipper, with a win rate of 59.28%. MSD is most successful captain of team India. Under his Captaincy, India have won the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007, the ICC ODI World Cup in 2011, ICC Champions Trophy in 2013 and reached to top of the Test rankings in 2009. Dhoni is the only skipper to win all of the three most important ICC tournaments.
While it was Dhoni’s showiness that got the creative energy of the cricketing world when he began the career, it was his captaincy in the 2007 World T20 that made him a star. India were experiencing an extreme time having knocked out of the 2007 World Cup yet Dhoni, driving a young side started revolution in Indian cricket with a shocking win in the inaugural T20 World Cup. While his street smart captaincy emerged and his variability confused the opponents.
Sometimes he pulled off masterstrokes which got the opponent on the back foot. The 2011 World Cup was the best case, where he raised up himself to No 5 to kill the impact of the spinners, particularly Sri Lanka’s head veteran Muttiah Muralitharan, and he played one of finest innings in a World Cup final, hitting 91 off 79 balls to help India lift the pined for trophy in Mumbai. The last ball six to seal the win will be fixed in the brains of billions the nation over.
With Virat Kohli developing in stature as a Leader, Dhoni’s planned his choice of giving up the captaincy splendidly. There was quiet, fans were anticipating the ODIs and T20Is, the selectors were to meet in two days to choose the restricted overs squad for the England series.
There even were reports that Dhoni may play for India A in the warm-up matches in Mumbai before the begin of the series, that he was preparing routinely with the Jharkhand Ranji group that had fit the bill for the semis. Be that as it may, there was never the smallest clue of what was to come next. What’s more, consistent with his tendency, much the same as his retirement in Tests, Dhoni stunned the cricket world once more, with his sudden choice to step down as restricted overs skipper. Simple but active as ever!