Mahendra Singh Dhoni Steps Down as Captain of Team India

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Mahindra Singh Dhoni Steps Down as Captain of Team India

NEW DELHI: MS Dhoni stepped down as the captain of India’s limited-overs sides but he will be available for the selection for the upcoming England ODI and T20I series starting January 15, tweeted BCCI.

Dhoni, who had announced his retirement from Tests on December 30, 2014, captained India in 199 ODIs and 72 T20Is.

No other captain has led his team in more international matches (Tests, ODIs, T20Is) than Dhoni — 331. Ricky Ponting is second with 324.

He was India’s most successful captain, leading the team to victory in the 2007 World T20 in South Africa, the 2011 World Cup in India, and the 2013 Champions Trophy in England. Dhoni captained India in 199 ODIs, of which he won 110 and lost 74. He was captain in 72 T20Is, of which India won 41 and lost 28. He was also India’s most successful Test captain, with 27 wins, 18 defeats and 15 draws.

Dhoni is also the only captain to have led India to ODI and T20I series wins in Australia, and an ODI series win in New Zealand.

He made 6633 ODI runs as captain at an average of 54 and a strike rate of 86. As captain in T20Is, Dhoni scored 1112 runs at a strike rate of 122.60. In Test cricket, he made 3454 runs at an average of 40.63.

“On the behalf of every Indian cricket fan and the BCCI, I would like to thank MS Dhoni for his outstanding contribution as the captain of the Indian team across all formats,” BCCI chief executive Rahul Johri said. “Under his leadership, Indian team has touched new heights and his achievements will remain etched forever in the annals of Indian cricket.”