Dhoni retires from Test cricket

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Published: Tuesday 30th December 2014 by The News Editor

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India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has retired from Test cricket with immediate effect.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced the news shortly after the 33-year-old wicket-keeper batsman had led India to a draw in the third Test against Australia in Melbourne.

Virat Kohli will take over the captaincy for the fourth and final Test, which begins in Sydney on January 6, with India trailing 2-0 in the series.

BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel paid tribute to Dhoni, who made his 90th and now final Test appearance in Melbourne.

“One of India’s greatest Test captains under whose leadership India became the number one team in the Test rankings, MS Dhoni has decided to retire from Test cricket citing the strain of playing all formats of cricket,” Patel said in a statement released by the BCCI.

“MS Dhoni has chosen to retire from Test cricket with immediate effect in order to concentrate on ODI and T20 formats.

“BCCI, while respecting the decision of MS Dhoni to retire from Test cricket, wishes to thank him for his enormous contribution to Test cricket and the laurels that he has brought to India.”

Published: Tuesday 30th December 2014 by The News Editor

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