NEW DELHI – India’s most successful captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni resigned as India’s ODIs and T20 skipper. He held the job ever since he retired from Tests on December 30, 2016.
Dhoni has informed the BCCI, that he wishes to step down as the captain of the Indian Cricket Team from the One Day Internationals and the T20 Internationals formats of the game.
However, he will be available for the selection for the One Day and T20I series against England and the same has been conveyed to the Senior Selection Committee.
BCCI’s official Twitter handle broke the news by the following statement, “NEWS ALERT – Mahendra Singh
#Dhoni steps down as #Captain of #TeamIndia. He will be available for selection for ODIs & T20Is vs England”
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 4, 2017
“Mahendra Singh Dhoni has informed the BCCI, that he wishes to step down as the captain of the Indian Cricket Team from the One Day Internationals and the T20 Internationals formats of the game,” Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a release.
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, Indian team has touched new heights and his achievements will remain etched forever in the annals of Indian cricket.”