World reacts to MS Dhoni stepping down from ODI and T20I captaincy

MS Dhoni has decided to step down from ODI captaincy. A news that has shaken the entire nation, let alone MSD fans. Dhoni’s captaincy has been one of its kind. His composure behind the stumps while guiding his brigade is something that cannot be achieved by many.

India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni looks on during the ICC World Twenty20 Super 8 cricket match against South Africa at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo October 2, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Brown (SRI LANKA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 22: MS Dhoni of India directs his team during the One Day International match between New Zealand and India at Seddon Park on January 22, 2014 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

He did it again. Just like the retirement from Tests, MS Dhoni announced that he will be stepping down from ODI and T20I captaincy duties with minimal fuss. BCCI broke the news on Twitter and it will take a while for fans to get to grips with the fact that Dhoni will no longer captain India.

There were a few questions raised about his form but not many about his captaincy. The legendary skipper can take the credit of giving our country some of the finest players. His decision to step down has left his fans in a state of disarray.

He steped down from captaincy, after having won the World T20, ICC Cricket World Cup and the ICC Champions Trophy. only captian to all three ICC trpohies.

BCCI shared this news on Twitter and India erupted with the  #Dhoni.

“On the behalf of every Indian cricket fan and the BCCI, I would like to thank MS Dhoni for his outstanding contribution as the captain of the Indian team across all formats,” BCCI chief executive Rahul Johri said. “Under his leadership, Indian team has touched new heights and his achievements will remain etched forever in the annals of Indian cricket.”

Here are the reactions that followed.

Sachin Tendulkar on MS Dhoni: “Congratulations to MSD on a wonderful career as a captain leading India to success in both T20 and ODI World Cups. Have seen him emerge from an aggressive player to a steady and decisive captain. It’s a day to celebrate his successful captaincy and respect his decision. Wish MSD the very best as he continues entertaining us on the field with his exploits.”

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