Throughout his tenure as the captain of India, MS Dhoni over time has taken few bold decisions which surprisingly have supported him and the team. From giving the last over to Joginder Sharma to promoting himself ahead of Yuvraj Singh in ICC World Cup 2011.

Dhoni’s tactics worked for India during the England tour in 2014. Ishant Sharma’s seven-wicket haul guided India to victory at Lord’s and it was largely due to Dhoni’s persistent with Ishant, despite the bowler’s poor reputation.

Dhoni retired from international Test cricket during the third Test against Australia in 2015.

“One of India’s greatest Test captains under whose leadership India became the No1 team in the Test rankings, MS Dhoni has decided to retire from Test cricket citing the strain of playing all formats of cricket,” BCCI secretary Sanjay 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. [The] 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.”