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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

MS Dhoni takes retirement from test :Know More about Dhoni

Soon after the conclusion of the Boxing Day Test between Australia and India in Melbourne, Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement from the five-day format with immediate effect, citing he was strained playing all formats of cricket. A BCCI press release said, "MS Dhoni has decided to retire from Test cricket citing the strain of playing all formats of cricket." The release also added that Dhoni wanted to concentrate on ODIs and T20Is from now on.
Dhoni, who took over as captain of the Indian Test team in 2008, has ended his five-day career, having played 90 Test matches. He finished with 4876 runs, 6 hundreds, 33 fifties and 294 dismissals. Below are some of the statistical highlights of India's most successful skipper.
There had been increasing pressure on Dhoni as a captain in Tests overseas particularly after Virat Kohli's impressive showing as skipper in the Adelaide Test. Dhoni had earlier indicated that he would be stepping away from one of the formats post the 2015 World Cup. With the series already decided in Melbourne, it may well have influenced his decision to retire with immediate effect.
MS Dhoni pulled down the curtains on his Test career. © Getty

Most successful Indian skipper
Dhoni's captaincy record: 60 matches, 27 wins, 18 losses, 15 draws, win% 45. Second comes Sourav Ganguly with 21 wins in 49 matches, win% 42.85.
Most successful Indian skipper at home
Dhoni's captaincy record: 30 matches, 21 wins, 3 losses, 6 draws, win % 70. Second comes Mohammad Azharuddin with 13 wins in 20 matches, win % 65.
Most runs as India captainDhoni's numbers: 3454 runs, 5 hundreds, 24 fifties, avg 40.63. Second comes Sunil Gavaskar with 3449 runs with 11 hundreds and 14 fifties at an avg of 50.72.
Highest individual score by an Indian captainDhoni's numbers: 224 off 265 against Australia in 2013. Second comes Sachin Tendulkar with 217 off 344 against New Zealand in 1999.
Highest individual score by a wicket-keeper captainDhoni's numbers: 224 off 265 against Australia in 2013. Second comes Mushfiqur Rahim with 200 off 321 against Sri Lanka in 2013.
Highest individual score by an Indian wicket-keeperDhoni's numbers: 224 off 265 against Australia in 2013. Second comes BK Kunderan with 192 against England in 1964.
Most dismissals and most catches by an Indian wicket-keeperDhoni's stats: 294 dismissals - 256 catches and 38 stumpings. Second comes Syed Kirmani with 198 dismissals - 160 catches and 38 stumpings.
Most dismissals in a match by an Indian wicket-keeperDhoni's numbers: 9 dismissals - 8 catches and 1 stumping against Australia in 2014. Nayan Mongia (twice) and Dhoni himself (thrice) occupy the second spot with 8 dismissals.
Here are the famous quotes by legends in favour of MS Dhoni.
“Dhoni the best captain I have played under” – Sachin Tendulkar
“Dhoni is my hero. We talk a lot about Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, but this boy has as much as talent as anyone in the game.” – Kapil Dev
“As far as one-day cricket is concerned, Dhoni is one of the greatest captains of all times in India.” – Sourav Ganguly
“He is undoubtedly one of the best captains we have ever produced.” – Gundappa Vishwanath
“He has that uniqueness to respond to a tough situation with ease. He does not involve himself much emotionally, and that’s his quality. India are lucky to have a captain like Dhoni.” – VVS Laxman
“If you want to learn batting, bat with MS Dhoni.” – Ravindra Jadeja
“If 15 runs are needed off the last over, pressure is on the bowler… not on MS Dhoni.” – Ian Bishop
“He is a great leader by example. Someone whom I have always admired for his ability to remain balanced and have the sense of equanimity about his captaincy.” – Rahul Dravid
“I would go to war with Dhoni by my side.” – Gary Kirsten
“When I die, the last thing I want to see is the six that Dhoni hit in the 2011 World Cup final.” – Sunil Gavaskar

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