Just over two years back, MS Dhoni stunned the world when he stepped down as the captain of Indian Test team in the middle of a Test series against Australia Down Under. He has done it again, as he dropped the bomb of stepping down as India s limited-overs sides out of nowhere on Wednesday evening. And expectedly, the announcement did not come from the man himself, who likes it that way. It was a tweet by BCCI that disclosed his stepping down. Dhoni s decision comes just a couple of days ahead of Team India s selection for limited-overs series against England. However, as he has conveyed, he shall remain available for selection.

The committee will meet on Friday, January 6 to select the team for the three-match ODI series against England. Although the next captain has not been announced, it is expected that Virat Kohli, the current captain of the Test team, will take over the reins. Dhoni has by far been India s best captain, with three ICC titles under his belt. He led India to win in inaugural ICC World T20 in 2007 and the 50-over World Cup in 2011. Under Dhoni India also won the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013 and became the No.1 Test team in ICC rankings.

“Mahendra Singh Dhoni has informed the BCCI, that he wishes to step down as the captain of the Indian Cricket Team from the One Day Internationals and the T20 Internationals formats of the game,” the BCCI press release in this regard stated.

The moment the news of Dhoni s stepping down spread, he started trending on Twitter, with the users on the microblogging site reacting to the development. We bring to you pick of the tweets in this segment here:

Dhoni holds the record for most matches as captain of an international side, with 331 games across formats. His last series as captain came against New Zealand at home, where he led the Indian side to a 3-2 series win.