Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India’s most successful captain ever, has stepped down from the role of a skipper of the Indian cricket team. Dhoni, who was leading the team in ODIs only after relinquishing Test captaincy in 2014.
He will, however, continue to play and will be a part of the team in the upcoming ODI and T20 series against England.
The BCCI will meet on Friday to select the names who will be a part of the squad that would take on the English.
It is expected that Virat Kohli, who leads the team in Tests, will be handed the reins for ODIs and T20s as well.
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Dhoni made his debut in international cricket in 2004 and became captain of the T20 team in 2007 leading it to a world cup title.
He succeeded Rahul Dravid as the skipper of the ODI team and, eventually, Anil Kumble as the skipper of the Test team.
In his career as a captain, Dhoni took India to World Cup victory in 2011 and Champions Trophy win in 2013 besides the World T20 title in 2007.
With 331 games across formats, Dhoni holds the record for most matches as captain of an international side.