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Dhoni resigns from Test captainship of Indian Cricket Team

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the former Captain of the Indian Cricket Team, handed in his resignation to the authorities on Wednesday, 4th January 2017. His stepping down as the Test Captain of the Indian team surprised many and confounded all. Dhoni has quit the Captaincy 11 days before the next ODI series against England is to begin. However, the former Captain did convey to the Selection Committee that he would be available for selection as a player for the upcoming matches.

Dhoni, considered to be the best skipper Indian team is in possession of, has led India to multiple victories, the World Cup in 2007 in T20, another in 2011 (the ICC World Cup) and the Champions trophy title, being the best known titles achieved under his Captaincy. Dhoni also has a record of scoring 9110 runs in 238 ODIs, till date, at an average of 50.89 with 183 not out being his highest score. In 73 T20 Internationals, he’s scored 1112 runs.

Dhoni remains one of the most successful captains that the Indian team has had the opportunity to have. His captaincy will be missed by the whole of India.


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