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Heartbreaking start to new year: Twitter reacts after MS Dhoni steps down as captain of Indian ODI, T20I teams

New Delhi: Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday stepped down as the captain of Indian ODI and T20I captain.

The sudden decision from one of India’s most celebrated sporting heroes shocked everyone. Here’s how Twitterati reacted:

[email protected] #captain

— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 4, 2017

Sign of a true leader is to know when to pass the baton!Thank u for the entertainment skipper u r an #Inspiration @msdhoni #livinglegend

— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) January 4, 2017

There is no one like you.
You’re the reason for millions of smiles.
Take a bow my [email protected] #dhoni

— Sushant Singh Rajput (@itsSSR) January 4, 2017

I congratulate @msdhoni on an illustrious career as Capt who led #TeamIndia to memorable victories in T20WorldCup 2007 & 2011 @ICC WorldCup!

— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) January 4, 2017

Right decision given @imVkohli’s progress in the past 18-20 months. To Dhoni’s credit he’s shown once again of not hankering after power…

— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) January 4, 2017

Most matches as ODI captain
230 – Ricky Ponting
218 – Stephen Fleming
199 – MS Dhoni

— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 4, 2017

Time to stand up and applaud a magnificent servant, and indeed leader, of Indian cricket. #Dhoni

— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 4, 2017

This is not breaking… this is heart breaking! 🙁 #MSDStepsDown

— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) January 4, 2017

Most internationals (all-formats) as wicketkeeper-captain:
Dhoni 331
Mushfiqur 76
Sangakkara 67
I think that record is safe for a fair while

— Andy Zaltzman (@ZaltzCricket) January 4, 2017

The 35-year-old will however be available for the selection for the second leg of the England series.

He has reportedly conveyed the decision to the BCCI’s Selection Committee today.

Source: Zee News