MS Dhoni relinquishes India’s limited overs and T20 captaincy ahead of England series

India’s decorated one day captain MS Dhoni has decided to quit the captaincy of the side, but has stated that he will be available for the national side as a player in the setup. Dhoni had earlier resigned from test captaincy during India’s tour to Australia in December 2014.He continued to lead the side in limited overs and T20 format. He first became the Indian captain in the year 2007 when he led a young side that went on to win the game inaugural T20 World Cup 2007.His reign as the captain of the limited overs side was almost to close a decade in which India went on to win the World Cup 2011 in India after 28 years. The Men in Blue also clinched 2013 Champions Trophy held in England as he achieved an elusive feat of being the only captain in world cricket to win all the coveted ICC trophies.

MS Dhoni did take over the one day reigns from Rahul Dravid for a tough assignment at home against Australia. He captained India in 199 one day games in which the side won 110 and lost 74 with 4 ended in a tie. He is the only Indian captain to attain more than 100 wins in one day internationals with a success rate of 59%.Though India could not replicate their success as they failed to defend their crown in World Cup 2015 held in Australia and New Zealand and also could not win at home in T20 World Cup 2016.

Dhoni has played over 280 games for India in one day internationals as the cricketers and critics did lauded him for his great service to Indian cricket after he led them to great heights of success never witnessed before in the history of the cricketing nation. Virat Kohli is all set to take over as one day and t20 captain as he is currently leading India cricket team in test cricket.

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