Mahendra Singh Dhoni on 30 December 2014 announced retirement from International Test Cricket with immediate effect.
Dhoni decided to retire from Test Cricket by citing the strain of playing all formats of Cricket. Now he wants to concentrate on ODI and T20 formats.
His decision to retire from Test Cricket came after the Third Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Although the match ended in a draw, however, Dhoni surpassed Kumar Sangakkara record of stumping 134 players in all the three formats.
Virat Kohli will be the captain of the Indian Team for the Fourth and Final Test against Australia that will be played in Sydney from 6 January 2015. India has already lost the series.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni in Test Cricket
• He is widely regarded as one of the greatest finishers in limited-over cricket
• He made his Test debut on 2 December 2005 as wicket-keeper against Sri Lanka
• Under his leadership India became the No. 1 team in the Test Rankings
• He became the captain of Indian Test Cricket team in 2008
• In his Test career, he has played 90 matches and scored 4876 runs in 144 innings
• His highest Test score is 224 runs
Who: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
When: on 30 December 2014