Yesterday night Mahender Singh Dhoni shocked the Indian fans by saying that he is leaving the captaincy of One day internationals and Twenty20 Internationals immediate effect. The decision came just before the selection of Indian Team for ODI and T20I against England which was done on 6th January 2017. Although he said that he is available for selection series against the England. His fans definitely will be in shock to hear the news of him stepping down as captain.
Dhoni had already given up the Test captaincy in December 2014, as he retired from the format after the Melbourne Test. However, he stayed on as ODI and T20 international captain after having taken on those roles in 2007.
He is one of the successful captain of India; well known for his conventional decision whether it is in 2011 world cup final where he came down on no.3 when team was in big trouble and hitting the winning runs and you will quite familiar of T20I world cup 2007 when Pakistan required just 13 in final over; he gave bowl to Joginder Sharma and he produced wicket taking delivery and India won the World T20I 2007. He is the only Indian Captain to Win T20I World Cup 2007, World Cup 2011 (ODI) and Champions Trophy in England (2013).
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. Dhoni was Named Captain of ICC Test Playing XI and ICC ODI Playing XI in 2009.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 5, 2017
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 4, 2017
Dhoni’s Record as a captain
— ICC (@ICC) January 4, 2017