India’s most successful Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has quit as Captain of the Indian Cricket One Day and T20 International teams. Dhoni has made team India number one in tests, won us the ICC Cricket ODI World Cup and the ICC Cricket T20 World Cup. Dhoni does plan to play the 2019 Cricket World Cup and this does not mean that he is retiring.
Twitter and Facebook erupted in response for quitting as Captain. Dhoni and the BCCI are said to believe that Virat Kohli is doing a great job leading the Indian team as Test Captain and is now ready to lead the Indian team in ODIs and T20s. Kohli needs to have sufficient time with the Indian team before he leads them in the ICC World Cup in 2019. Kohli’s first test will be the upcoming Champions trophy that is a few months away.
The decision to step down has been an informed decision, as it seems to be discussed by Dhoni and the Indian team’s selectors. It is also believed that the team has the former captian during the initial days of the new captain. However, the selectors did not believe in forcing anything on the selectors. Dhoni may have stepped down as Captain, but he still is one of the fittest cricketer in the World.