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 pic.twitter.com/8IFLI8geRE
— 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 pic.twitter.com/H51ChX3yhc
— 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 pic.twitter.com/NLRtTlcPhq
— 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! pic.twitter.com/bTAZoJ9J9b
— 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 pic.twitter.com/rfBtXGqkmb
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) January 4, 2017
Most internationals (all-formats) as wicketkeeper-captain:
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