In a shocking turn of events, Mahendra Singh Dhoni aka Mahi has stepped down as India’s limited-overs skipper. The BCCI has sent out an official mail informing of the development with CEO Rahul Johri thanking the skipper for his services.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 4, 2017
Although critics have questioned Dhoni’s ability in the past few matches, not many would have expected this unprecedented move from Mahi. In fact, former Team Director Ravi Shastri had also said a few times during his reign that appointing Kohli skipper in all the three formats was in the best interest for Indian cricket.
Dhoni’s retirement plans have not stopped himself from being available for the upcoming ODI and T20I series against England.
Virat Kholi, the Test Captain of India, will now be leading the Indian Team in all three formats of the game.