The inevitable has happened. "Captain cool" Mahendra Singh Dhoni has stepped down as the captain of the Indian Cricket Team from the ODI and the T20 formats of the game.
However, he will be available for selection for the ODI and T20I series against England.
"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. Under his leadership, Indian team has touched new heights and his achievements will remain etched forever in the annals of Indian cricket," said the Chief Executive Officer of the BCCI, Rahul Johri.
And the news of his resignation spread like wildfire on the social media, with his fans sharing their thoughts on the microblogging site.
From "giving last over to Joginder Sharma" to "stepping down as a captain", Dhoni never failed to surprise us. #LoveYouDhoni— Swagshank (@zZoker) January 4, 2017
Trying to think like #Dhoni. Kohli most likely 2019 World Cup captain, so best that he leads in the Champions Trophy so best he starts now.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 4, 2017
And Dhoni... finishes off in style.— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) January 4, 2017
Giving up captaincy for team's future is a small sacrifice for a man who has come late in batting order for his entire career for the team.— Sagar (@sagarcasm) January 4, 2017
Dear Dhoni— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) January 4, 2017
2007: Thank you for this..
2011: Thank you for this..
2013: Thank you for this.. pic.twitter.com/f0wchZk3Jq
Dhoni retires as captain. This is like Demahitization just after Demonetization in the country.— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) January 4, 2017
All things considered though, Dhoni has taken the right decision. Over the last year, this had become Kohli's team.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 4, 2017
#Dhoni retires from captaincy.— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) January 4, 2017
Same day as BCCI is looking for a new President.
Forget being under Kohli.
Dhoni may be his big boss!
Selfless, one of his kind, Captain Dhoni. The best captain we ever had.— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) January 4, 2017
Well done MS Dhoni. You will always be the Captain of the team of eleven captains.— LOLendra Singh (@LOLendraSingh) January 4, 2017
World T20, World Cup, Champions Trophy, Test No 1, IPL titles, Champions League titles. Everything in the game. #Dhoni— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 4, 2017
Most T20I wins as Captain: Dhoni— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) January 4, 2017
2nd Most ODI wins as Captain: Dhoni
Sums up the legacy of this man's leadership he left nothing to achieve
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