Kathmandu – India’s successful Test Cricket Captain – Mahendra Singh Dhoni has retired from Test Cricket after his team draw the match against Australia in Melbourne.
Dhoni, 33, who made his Test debut in 2005 played 90 matches and led India for 60 matches. He scored 6 centuries and 33 half-centuries. His highest score 224 came against Australia at Chennai in 2013. He will be replaced by Virat Kohli as captain for the fourth and final Test which starts on 6 January in Sydney.
The wicketkeeper batsman scored 4876 runs in test matches with an average of 38.09. Along with that, he had 256 caught behind and 38 stumping records. He was successful for India in 27 test wins, the most by any Indian skipper.
The retirement announcement was made via the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) press release shortly after the match ended in a draw in MCG.