Mahendra Singh Dhoni steps down as skipper of ODI, T20 internationals

Photo of Indian cricket team skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni who has stepped down as skipper of ODI, T20 internationals.

New Delhi: Indian cricket team skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni today gave a big jolt to the whole cricket world including his fans after he stepped down from the captaincy from limited over format One Day International (ODI) and also from Twenty 20 Internationals.

Interestingly, Dhoni had already taken retirement from the Test cricket in December 2014 but use to lead the Men-In-Blue in ODI’s and T20 formats.

The 35-year-old had already retired from Test cricket in December 2014 but continued to lead the Men-in-Blue in the shorter formats of the game.

Dhoni, has vast cricket career as he had led India to the International Cricket Council (ICC) World T20 title in 2007, to the World Cup victory in 2011 and lifted the Champions Trophy in 2013 also took India to the zenith of the Test rankings during his tenure.

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The 35-year-old, Ranchi wicketkeeper-batsman will, however, be available for selection for the three ODIs and T20Is against England, starting January 15, the BCCI informed.

According to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), “Mahendra Singh Dhoni has informed the cricket governing board, 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.”

“He will be available for the selection for the One Day and T20I series against England and the same has been conveyed to the Senior Selection Committee.”

The BCCI’s senior selection committee will meet on Friday to select the team for the limited overs series against England.

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