One of India’s most successful captains ‘Captain Cool’ Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in a draw with Australia in the third Test after announcing his retirement from Test format and surprised the whole cricket world .
Now Virat Kohli Replaced by Dhoni, Virat Kohli played in Sydney has been named captain of the team for the fourth Test.
After about 45 minutes after the match press conference, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced Dhoni’s retirement.
Dhoni was named the captain of Indian squad for the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 held in South Africa in September 2007. India were crowned champions as Dhoni led the team to victory against Pakistan in a thrilling contest. He, then, went on to become the ODI captain of the Indian team for the seven-match ODI series against Australia in September 2007.
He made his debut as full-time Test captain of India during the fourth and final Test against Australia at Nagpur in November 2008 replacing Anil Kumble who was injured in the third test and who then announced his retirement.
Dhoni was contracted by the Chennai Super Kings for 1.5 Million USD. This made him the most expensive player in the IPL for the first season auctions.
Dhoni is the present captain of the Chennai Super Kings Team. Under his captaincy, Chennai Super Kings have won two Indian Premier League titles and the 2010 Champions League Twenty20.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has retired from Test cricket with immediate effect. The decision comes after India drew the third Test in Melbourne on Tuesday.
Out of the 90 Tests he played, Dhoni led India in 60 matches. Dhoni finished with most Test wins as India captain (27), beating the previous best of 21 wins held by Sourav Ganguly.
After the match ended in a draw in Melbourne Australia unbeatable 2-0 lead in the four-match series is taken. India suffered defeat in Adelaide and Brisbane.