MS Dhoni after quitting Test captaincy during the Australia tour in 2014 in Melbourne, the Indian captain has announced that he will step down as the captain of the Indian ODI and T20I cricket teams too. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed it in a press release on Wednesday.
As the selection of the upcoming series against England was near so he decided to be a part of this last selection process and would be discontinuing the captaincy after that. Selectors of the ODI and T20I team are going to decide the team on January 6.
Till now the BCCI has not yet confirmed the next captain for the series which is to be played against England. Though Virat Kohli, who is the captain of Indian cricket team in Test cricket, can be seen as the next captain. He will be available for the selection for the One Day and T20I series against England.
He was India’s most successful captain, drive the team to win in the 2007 World T20 in South Africa, gaining No. 1 Test team position in 2009, the ICC ODI World Cup in 2011 and also the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. As a captain, Dhoni has played 199 ODIs, of which India won 110 and lost 74 games. He was captain in 72 T20Is, of which India won 41 and lost 28. He was also India’s most successful Test captain, with 27 wins, 18 defeats, and 15 draws.