04/01/2017 9:17 PM IST | Updated 04/01/2017 9:58 PM IST

M.S. Dhoni Steps Down As Captain Of India's ODI And T20I Teams

"Outstanding contribution."

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M.S. Dhoni has stepped down as the captain of India's One Day Internationals (ODIs) and the T20 Internationals (T20I) teams.

On Wednesday, Dhoni informed the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) that he would stand down from ODIs and the T20Is, but he will be available for selection for ODIs & T20Is against England.

Rahul Johri, Chief Executive Officer of the BCCI said, "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, the Indian team has touched new heights and his achievements will remain etched forever in the annals of Indian cricket," he said.

Virat Kohli is likely to captain the limited overs team following Dhoni's decision, Press Trust of India reported on Wednesday.

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