Mahendra Singh Dhoni is by far the most successful captain in the history of Indian cricket without a single doubt. He works well even under pressure and no wonder why he is often referred to as the Captain Cool.
On Wednesday, MS Dhoni has stepped down as the captain of the Indian cricket team. This news has left every cricket fan in India heartbroken. However, he would be available for the One-Day International and Twenty20 International series against England.
A BCCI press release stated: “Mahendra Singh Dhoni has informed the BCCI, that he wishes to step down as the captain of the Indian Cricket Team from the One Day Internationals and the T20 Internationals formats of the game. He will be available for the selection for the Paytm One Day Trophy and Paytm T20I Trophy against England and the same has been conveyed to the Senior Selection Committee.”
As expected he has sent his fans into a state of animosity. Here are a few tweets that perfectly summon the tizzy so caused to the people.
Twitter has indeed erupted with various reactions. Sushant Singh who played the role of MS Dhoni in his film has also expressed his emotions on twitter. This is what the reel-life version of MS Dhoni has got to say:
Sadly, the time has come when we will witness Dhoni the batsman. Although the next captain remains unannounced, Virat Kohli, currently captaining the Test team, will take over the veil by a storm.
Dhoni made his first debut in international cricket in the year 2004 and he quickly rose up the standards of Indian cricket. In the year 2007, he became the captain of the T20 and had a massive impact as under his efforts the team went ahead to win the inaugural World T20 title.
Subsequently, in the year 2011, the India repeated its history by winning the most prestigious title of World Cup. Here is a glimpse of his records:
Dhoni’s record as captain
Tests: 60 Matches, 27 Wins, 18 Losses, 15 Draws
ODIs: 199 Matches, 110 Wins, 74 Losses, 4 Ties, 11 No Results
T20Is: 72 Matches, 41 Wins, 28 Losses, 1 Tie, 2 No Results
It is the end of an era.
We will all miss you Dhoni!
You served the nation well.