India's most successful limited-overs captain MS Dhoni stepped down as the limited-overs captain early this evening. Twitter was in complete shock as soon as they heard that Dhoni stepped down as captain creating a storm of emotional tweets from many fans and here is a list of few of them.
MS Dhoni has stepped down as captain of India's limited-overs teams ahead of the ODIs and T20Is against England. Dhoni will still be available for selection as a wicketkeeper-batsman for the
"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," BCCI said in a release.
Dhoni remains the only captain to have won the World Cup across both the formats - winning the World T20 in 2007 and the ICC World Cup in 2011. Under him, India had won the Champions Trophy in 2013 as well. He also has the record for captaining a team in the most number of international matches - 331 games across the three formats.
Can we get anyone who can perform better than this?
Most T20I wins as Captain: Dhoni— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) January 4, 2017
2nd Most ODI wins as Captain: Dhoni
Sums up the legacy of this man's leadership he left nothing to achieve
MS Dhoni steps down as captain!
Time to stand up and applaud a magnificent servant, and indeed leader, of Indian cricket. #Dhoni— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 4, 2017
Captain Cool is done with for the better interests of the team. Now we might get to see more of batsman Dhoni into play. Mixed feelings!— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) January 4, 2017
Thanks for all the memories!
#Dhoni will be the genius who took India to the top of all formats. A sheer master of the game. For me he was the game changer every time !!— EpIcInCoGnItO (@EpicIncognitO) January 4, 2017
He's a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A Dark Knight. #Dhoni and unpredictability!— VijayIsMyLife (@The0mnipresent) January 4, 2017
World T20, World Cup, Champions Trophy, Test No 1, IPL titles, Champions League titles. Everything in the game. #Dhoni— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 4, 2017
2007 T20 World Cup √— ѕαи∂у (@SandyAjith) January 4, 2017
2011 ODI World Cup √
2013 ICC Champions Trophy √
Only captain to win these trophies.#Dhoni 🙏
Here are some of the funny ones!
Well done MS Dhoni. You will always be the Captain of the team of eleven captains.— LOLendra Singh (@LOLendraSingh) January 4, 2017
The Kohli era has begun!
Dedhonitisation.— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) January 4, 2017
Without a doubt!
If Indian cricket captains are ranked, the ranking will be— M S Dhoni (@pavan1230) January 4, 2017
1.Mahendra Singh Dhoni
2. M S Dhoni
We will miss those witty comments from Dhoni!
Post Dhoni era, press conferences won't be same again. #DeDhonitization— cricBC (@cricBC) January 4, 2017
Only one Indian in the list!
Most matches as ODI captain— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 4, 2017
230 - Ricky Ponting
218 - Stephen Fleming
199 - MS Dhoni
The captain who played for the team!
Giving up captaincy for team's future is a small sacrifice for a man who has come late in batting order for his entire career for the team.— Sagar (@sagarcasm) January 4, 2017
Reel MSD on Real MSD!
Probably the best India can ever get!
Overseas ODI Series Wins for Dhoni— Ravi Maestri 🎤 (@ravimaestri) January 4, 2017
Aus - Check
Eng - Check
NZ - Check
SL - Check
WI - Check
SA - Came Close. 3-2 Loss
After #Dhoni stepping down from captaincy, Sushant Singh Rajput has applied for the post.— The Viral Fever (@TheViralFever) January 4, 2017
The best run out one can ever see!
Rohit Sharma (@SirRohitSharma_) January 4, 2017
The Wolf that lived for the pack!
Trying to think like #Dhoni. Kohli most likely 2019 World Cup captain, so best that he leads in the Champions Trophy so best he starts now.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 4, 2017
O Captain! My Captain!
Loved everywhere from Mumbai to Southampton,— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) January 4, 2017
WC won for which we waited years to happen,
Now u pass the baton,
O Captain,My Captain!#Dhoni