Reason why Dhoni left captaincy in limited format
Dhoni the former captain of Indian cricket team resigned from limited over format on 5th January 2017. The jersey 7 again finishes things in style. He captained the Indian team for 199 ODI matches, 72 t20 and 60 test matches. Dhoni is the only captain to won all the major ICC trophies including world cup ,T20 world cup, ICC champion trophy. He had even two Asia cups in 2010 and 2016.So what or who could be real reason behind it?
Dhoni’s recent form
Dhoni is a match winner, no doubt. But at his prime time he was at another level. At that time his fashionable batting style made him popular among youth. And many people tried to copy his style including me. However in the recent past he failed to finish games. On 27 August 2016 he failed to finish the game by losing his wicket on the last ball. It was also the only time when he passed the score of 30 in the last 23 innings.
Virat’s Rise as successful Test captain
Virat kholi as a test captain took India to no. 1. Not only this he has been undefeated in the last 18 matches which is a great record. He had won the three major test series against west Indies, New Zealand and England.Former Inidan captains Sourav Ganguly and Sunil Gavaskar backed Kohli to take over as captain in all formats.
Kholi needs time to settle as a captain in ODIs
Dhoni his 35 and might not be playing the next world in 2019. There was just matches before the ICC champions trophy. So he gave the chance to Virat to lead the team in limited format of the game.
Controversial equation within BCCI
The Supreme Court sacked Anurag Thakur as the president of BCCI for failing to implement Lodha panel reforms. Ravi Shastri was chosen as the Teams director but Dhoni was very much happy with Duncan Fletcher. Selectors and captain something between them for sure. So Dhoni decided to enjoy the game rather than involving in the ups and downs outside the field.
“Dhoni is the greatest captain of our country his records is a proof of that”.
“Dhoni is the best Captain I have played under”.
– Sachin Tendulkar
“I would go to war with Dhoni by my side”.
“When I die the last thing I want to see is the Six that Dhoni hit in the 2011 world cup final”.
– Sunil Gavaskar
“If Dhoni plays till the end one thing is for sure, he will make his Team win”.
– Harsha Bhogle
“Dhoni is my Hero”.
– Kapil Dev
“I don’t think one can question Dhoni’s leadership”
– Virat Kholi
BCCI tribute to Dhoni