Tamil Diplomat

MS Dhoni resigns as India one-day captain ahead of England series

MS Dhoni has stepped down as India’s limited-overs captain ahead of the ODI series against England, which begins on 15 January.

The wicketkeeper will, however, remain available for selection for the three-match series and the three subsequent Twenty20 internationals.

Dhoni, 35, had been India’s limited-overs captain since September 2007.

Under his leadership, India won the 2007 World Twenty20, 2011 World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy.

Test captain Virat Kohli – ranked second in the world’s ODI batting rankings – is the leading candidate to replace Dhoni.

“The Indian team has touched new heights and his achievements will remain etched forever in the annals of Indian cricket,” said Rahul Johri, chief executive of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BBC,2017)