Sushant Singh Rajput Writes An Emotional Message For MS Dhoni

Jan 06, 2017, 00:59
Sushant Singh Rajput Writes An Emotional Message For MS Dhoni

"Had Mahi taken the decision one year or even six months earlier, I would have been a bit anxious", Prasad said on Thursday. Under Dhoni, India had won a T-20 and ODI World Cup and a Champions Trophy title. "It showed that he had the best interest of Indian cricket in his mind", said Prasad. This series will test the Kohli's Captaincy as ODI team captain and will be his first series as Indian Cricket Team Captain.

MS Dhoni shocked cricket fans across India yesterday when he announced that he was giving up his position as captain in ODIs and T20 matches.

After beating England in the final, Dhoni revealed how he motivated his boys at the team huddle at the start of the the English innings, when his team-mates were looking forward to the rain gods saving them from a loss. His stepping down as captain means that he will not be leading the side in England in the upcoming Champions Trophy while he would certainly be in the reckoning as a player.

'Under his leadership, the Indian team has touched new heights and his achievements will remain etched forever in the annals of Indian cricket'.

India's double World Cup winning skipper will be playing a competitive match after 77 days against England which could be an indicator as to how long he will continue with his illustrious career.

Twitter and Facebook erupted in response for quitting as Captain.

With MS Dhoni stepping down as captain on Wednesday, Kohli's elevation was given after his success in the Test arena in the last couple of years. Should the critics choose to question this, it is rumoured that Dhoni is keen to be a part of the World Cup 2019 squad and has reportedly told selectors that he is working extra hard to be a part of the event.

Dhoni's 199 as captain in ODIs is third after Ricky Ponting's 230 and Stephen Fleming's 218.

Dhoni's contribution as a captain will tough to match and there is no doubt that the incoming captain will have a tough time to even come close to the lofty standards he had set.

All this happened when Tendulkar himself was offered captaincy after Dravid had stepped down, but for good reasons he proposed the name of Dhoni.

A replacement has yet to be confirmed, but it widely expected Test skipper Virat Kohli will be given the job.