MS Dhoni is the most successful Test skipper for India, with 27 wins in his kitty © Getty Images
MS Dhoni is the most successful Test skipper for India, with 27 wins in his kitty © Getty Images

Dec 30, 2014

The news of India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni retiring from Tests spread like wildfire on Tuesday, inviting a wide range of reactions to the event. Dhoni, a veteran of 90 Tests and India’s most successful Test skipper ever with 27 wins, suddenly announced his retirement from the longest format of the game after the conclusion of the third Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), which was drawn causing the visitors to concede an unassailable 0-2 lead to Australia.

The news of the event had several reactions on microblogging website Twitter, with comments coming in from various quarters including sportspersons, actors, journalists, etc. Following are some of the tweets that were sent after the announcement of the news:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dhoni made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in December 2005. ‘Captain Cool’, as he is known popularly, took over the Test captaincy during the home series against South Africa in 2008. Dhoni went on to captain India in 60 Tests, winning 27, losing 18 and drawing 15. Some of the memorable moments from Dhoni’s career as a Test captain were whitewashing Australia 4-0 in a home series in 2013 and winning the second Test against South Africa at Durban to level the series.

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