The BCCI press release soon after concluding the thrird test match between India and Australia had been a revelation, as the captain of India MS Dhoni has announced his retirement from Test cricket with immediate effect. It is not clear whether the decision is made for taking the responsibility over the defeat.
The press release said, “MS Dhoni has decided to retire from Test cricket citing the strain of playing all formats of cricket.” The release also added that Dhoni wanted to concentrate on ODIs and T20Is from now on.
Virat Kohli, who led the side in the first Test at Adelaide when Dhoni was injured, has been named captain for the 4th Test against Australia in Sydney. And probably will be the next to lead India in future test matches.
Having played 90 Tests and scored 4876 runs for India, Dhoni is statistically India’s most successful wicket-keeper batsman of all time. He also effected 294 dismissals as a ‘keeper, which is comfortably the most by an Indian and 5th best in the history of Test cricket. For a major part of his Test career, 60 Tests to be precise, Dhoni also shouldered the burden of leading the side.
Having won 27matches, playing as captain, he is India’s most successful Test captain. India drew 15 games while losing 18 Tests under his captaincy. Let us take a closer look at why he is known to be the most successful captain in Test cricket for India..
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