Indian ODI and T20 captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has stepped down from his skipper duties. BCCI confirmed this news via Twitter. The twit also confirms that Dhoni is not retiring as a player and will be available for selection. Details behind his decision are not yet available.
After the announcement, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri said in a statement, “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.”
The 35 year old wicketkeeper batsman has given India a plethora of memorable performances both as a player and a captain. He touched the pinnacle of success in all 3 formats of the game by being the number 1 test side in the world, winning the inaugural T20 world cup and winning the 2011 cricket world cup. Dhoni’s decision come in the wake of demands from all corners to make Virat Kohli captain of Team India in all 3 formats.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 4, 2017