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India’s outgoing limited-overs team skipper MS Dhoni will be felicitated by the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) when India play their third and final One-Day International match against England here at the Eden Gardens. Dhoni stepped down as India’s ODI and T20I captain recently. Test skipper Virat Kohli has been appointed as Dhoni’s successor. The third ODI match will be played on January 22. The first match will be played in Pune on January 15. Dhoni, who scored an unbeaten 68 in his last match as captain of India A side playing a practice match against England XI in Mumbai on Tuesday, will be given a plaque and a shawl, CAB officials said.

The Ranchi man is arguably India’s finest captain, leading India to two World Cup triumphs: T20I title in 2007 and ODI World Cup in 2011. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court-appointed R.M. Lodha Committee is expected to clarify on the CAB’s query whether or not the assistant secretary is an office bearer is expected on Wednesday after a meeting of the committee members. However, in the first warm-up match against England at the Brabourne Stadium, the visitors won the contest by 3 wickets. It was Dhoni last match as captain in Team India jersey.

Dhoni scored 68 off 40 inclusive of 8 fours and 2 sixes. But what was more fitting that he remained unbeaten, taking India’s total past 300. Though his side lost the match, it was a good practice game for both sides. Kohli-led India will now play the first ODI on Sunday.