Mahendra Singh Dhoni Resign From Captain

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni Resign From Captain

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The Indian cricket board announced on 4 January MS Dhoni, the doubleWorld Cup-winning skipper, had decided to resign as the captain of the one-day and Twenty20 sides but would continue his playing.

In Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) told that the Dhoni did not resign on his own. The Selection Committee Chairman MSK Prasad had met the 35-year-old in Nagpur. During last week Ranji Trophy semifinal between Jharkhand, Dhoni home state, and Gujarat.

Once the board made the decision, Prasad praised the Mahendra Singh Dhoni decision. “I salute him for his decision at perfect timing. Dhoni knew that the Virat Kohli is now a proven customer who has done exceptionally well as a leader in Tests,” Prasad said to the media.

M.S Dhoni conveyed his decision to quit as the limited overs captain to the BCCI on January 4. Before any other announcement were made.

There is a lot of pressure on Dhoni over his captaincy. While Virat Kohli standing has zoomed he has led India to five-Test series wins in a row the ODI side’s performance has been patchy.

In 2015, India lost to South Africa at home, beaten 4-1 in Australia early last year. And then scraped the past New Zealand 3-2 towards the year end.

M.S Dhoni though led India to the semifinals of the 2015 World Cup, where they lost to co-hosts Australia, the eventual champions. India won seven and lost six ODIs on last year.

Dhoni camp argued the ODI team wasn’t as dominating as the Test side because the selectors were focused only on the longer format.

They picked a full-strength side for the Test series against the New Zealand and England but rested main bowlers Mohammed Shami, R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja for the ODIs against the Kiwis.

Though, the Test side did consistently well despite injuries to several players.

 

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2016 file photo, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli attends a press conference ahead of their second test match against New Zealand in Kolkata, India. Kohli replaced Mahendra Singh Dhoni as captain of India's limited-overs teams on Friday, Jan. 6, for the one-day international series against England. (AP Photo/Bikas Das, File)

 

Virat Kohli, in his first interview after being named a limited-overs captain. Virat said that “It’s a win situation for the captain coming in to have Dhoni for his advice and his cricketing brain still.

“But what I am most happy about is that he will able to play free cricket and reveal himself as the aggressive MS Dhoni we knew when he first came into the team.  As a player, responsibility can take that away from him. It’s time he enjoys his cricket because he has taken so much burden for the country.”

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M.S Dhoni is most successful captain of India

In 4 years of captaincy, M.S Dhoni has emerged as one of India most successful captain this cricket country has seen.

The captain has led the team to many first under his captaincy. Dhoni-led Team India to No. 1 in the ICC Test Rankings for the first time in December 2009. Also filled the gap with Australia in one-dayers after winning the coveted 2011 Cricket World Cup.

M.S Dhoni started his captaincy career with the shortest format of the game. He immediately led an inexperienced India Twenty20 team to the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 victory in South Africa in September 2007. Soon after returning victorious in World Twenty20, he made the India’s one-day international captain for the seven-match ODI series against the Australia in September 2007.

After serving the team as vice-captain for a while, Dhoni was made full-time Test captain of India during the fourth Test which was against the Australia at Nagpur in November 2008 replacing Anil Kumble, who declared his retirement after the third Test Match.

Dhoni made his mark in the international cricket soon after his ODI debut in December 2004 against the Bangladesh. He scored a match-winning 148 against the Pakistan in Vishakapatnam off 123 balls in his fifth ODI and declared his arrival in an international arena. Dhoni made his Test debut against the Sri Lanka in December 2005. Similar to his one-day career, he slammed his first century (148) against the Pakistan in 2006. His first ton came off 93 balls and the fastest hundred scored by an Indian wicket-keeper.

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MS Dhoni Quotes That Show He Will Ever Be a Captain Cool

  1. On balancing living

I don’t like to discuss cricket off the field.

  1. On hectic schedule

From 2005, I have not spent enough time with my family. In actuality, I have spent more time at the Taj Landsend in Mumbai. It was 100th visit recently, which means I have spent more than the 400 days in that hotel, and that is more than I have spent with my family.

  1. On batting overshadowing the wicket-keeping

Maybe I bat aggressively and go for big hits at times, and people tend to remember the batting. But I have always done well as a wicketkeeper, too.

  1. On fame versus money

You earn whatever money you earn as a cricketer, but you want to play for the country. Many people who earn 50 crores or 100 crores as businessmen or great professionals or who are doing well in business. But what gives happiness to your mom and dad is the fame.

  1. On building partnerships

It’s more important to build good partnerships rather than score centuries. Once, you have those partnerships, and you will also get the big centuries.

  1. On enjoying the moment

When I was playing for the school, the only thing I required to do was get chosen for the under-16 or the under-19 district teams. When I selected for the district team, I always think about the next level, which was getting selected for the state side. I am a man who lives in the moment.

  1. On the need to have a dream

If you don’t have a dream, you can’t push yourself, and you don’t know what the target is.

  1. On unconditional love

I have dogs at home. Even after the losing or winning a series, they treat me the same way.

  1. On playing against big names

The opposition is just another opposition.

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The New skipper Virat Kohli clearly has big boots to fill, both on and off the field.

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