Cricket News: Mahendra Singh Dhoni Retires from Test Cricket

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the Indian captain under whom India became the No. 1 team in Test Cricket Rankings, has decided to retire from Test Cricket.

A BCCI statement said: “One of India’s greatest Test Captains under whose leadership India became the No.1 team in the Test Rankings MS Dhoni, has decided to retire from Test Cricket citing the strain of playing all formats of cricket

M S Dhoni has referred to the strain of playing all different forms of Cricket as the reason for retirement. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has scored 4876 runs in 90 Tests for India.

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This decision has retired with the immediate effect after the Test match against Australia at MSG.

Virat Kohli will take over the captaincy for the final test in Sydney.

Following is the complete media release from BCCI:

“One of India’s greatest Test Captains under whose leadership India became the No. 1 team in the Test Rankings MS Dhoni, has decided to retire from Test Cricket citing the strain of playing all formats of Cricket.

M S Dhoni has chosen to retire from Test Cricket with immediate effect in order to concentrate on ODI and T20 formats.

BCCI while respecting the decision of M S Dhoni to retire from Test Cricket, wishes to thank him for his enormous contribution to Test Cricket and the laurels that he has brought to India.

Virat Kohli will be the captain of the Indian Team for the Fourth and Final Test against Australia to be played in Sydney from the 6th of January 2015.”


 

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