Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni announces his retirement from Test cricket

Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni has announced his retirement from Test cricket with immediate effect.

His decision came after the third Test match of India against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground which ended in a draw.

Now on 6th January for the Fourth and Final Test against Australia, Indian team will be led by Virat Kohli. It should be noted that India has already lost the series.

After his retiring from Test career, he is going to focus on ODI and T20 cricket.

Some facts about Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Cricket career

  • He was captain for 60 test matches out of total 90 he had played.
  • He also holds best record of most Test matches wins as India captain i.e. 27 wins, beating Sourav Ganguly’s earlier 21 test matches wins record.
  • He had started his Test career in 2005 as wicket-keeper against Sri Lanka and for the first time he became captain of Indian Test Cricket team in 2008.
  • He also hold record for stumping around 134 players in all the three match formats of cricket by surpassing Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara.
  • In his Test career, he has scored 4876 runs in 144 innings and his highest Test score is 224 runs.
  • He also is first Indian batsman to complete 10,000 runs or more as captain in international cricket, joining Ricky Ponting (15440), Graeme Smith (14878), Stephen Fleming (11561) and Allan Border (11062).
  • He also had led India in two unprecedented ICC World Cup titles (2007-Twenty20 World Championships and the 2011-ODI World Cup).