Mahendra Singh Dhoni did the right thing

MS Dhoni’s perfectly timed decision to quit captaincy triggers India's 2019 World Cup preparations

MS Dhoni’s perfectly timed decision to quit captaincy triggers India's 2019 World Cup preparations

He has done many firsts for India as captain and we all have those records on tip of our tongues but what is the change that Dhoni brought in the Indian team that he captained for nearly a decade?

Dhoni notified the board that he would be there for selection for the upcoming series against England, but wouldn't be continuing in the skipper's role. The 35-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman took team India to various heights in the game of Cricket and also won the World Cup in 2011 and T20 World Cup in 2007. He is the man to bring Sachin's dream of winning world Cup.

Only captain in history to have won all three International Cricket Council's (ICC) global trophies - World Twenty20 (2007), World Cup (2011) and Champions Trophy (2013).

Dhoni led a young Indian side in the inaugural World Twenty20, and not many expected his team to do well in the newest format of the game. He was leading the Indian team in ODIs and T20 ever since he retired from Tests on December 30, 2016. While most Bollywood romances are contrived, this tweet proves that Dhoni and his wife's romance is as sweet in real life as it was portrayed in the cricketer's biopic past year.

India lost three successive ODI series under Dhoni's captaincy in the 2015'16 season
India lost three successive ODI series under Dhoni's captaincy in the 2015'16 season

"There's going to be a few young players around that one-day team and finding the right positions for them would be more important than Dhoni, because I think that Dhoni playing at his best can adapt to any situation". Before Dhoni, India had one world title in their trophy cabinet, two if you include the shared 2002 Champions Trophy.

While Dhoni had also quit Tests in 2014 all of a sudden during the Australia tour in 2014 in Melbourne, this time the sudden decision and its timing has set the tongues wagging. M S Dhoni has earned his name in the hall of fame of cricketers and his greatness lies in the fact that his seniors, juniors and contemporaries all respect and are in awe of his persona.

Speakig to India TV on Cricket Ki Baat, Shastri said he has never seen a player with the type of temperament that Dhoni has. He also said it would be better if Kohli leads in all three formats.

It is understood that the move was being discussed with selection committee chairman MSK Prasad, who has been in Nagpur for the Ranji Trophy semifinal between Gujarat and Jharkhand.

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