Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday resigned from Test cricket with prompt impact, refering to strain of playing all Formates, after his team lost the Border-Gavaskar Trophy to Australia.
“One of India’s most noteworthy Test Captains under whose captaincy India turned into the No. 1 team in the Test Rankings M.s. Dhoni, has chosen to resign from Test Cricket refering to the strain of playing all configurations of Cricket,” the BCCI said in an announcement.
“M.s. Dhoni has decided to resign from Test Cricket with prompt impact so as to focus on ODI and T20 forms. BCCI while regarding the choice of M S Dhoni to resign from Test Cricket, wishes to thank him for his tremendous commitment to Test Cricket and the trees that he has brought to India,” it included.
India, trailing 0-2 in the four-match arrangement after today’s draw, would be headed by Virat Kohli in the fourth and last match in Sydney.
“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 sixth of January 2015,” the BCCI expressed.
The 33-year-old, who headed India to a remarkable two World Cup titles (2007 Twenty20 World Championships and the 2011 ODI World Cup), had been drawing fire for India’s poor run in abroad Tests.
The group had been whitewashed 0—4 in England (2011) and Australia (2011—12) under his initiative. Other than the group additionally endured thrashings in South Africa and New Zealand and had been beaten via England once more this late spring.
The wicketkeeper-batsman stays a standout amongst the best skippers ever for India, having headed the side to the highest point of ICC rankings in Tests and ODI’S