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MS Dhoni announces retirement from Test cricket
Mahendra Singh Dhoni with the trophy, after beating West Indies 2-0 in Sachin Tendulkar's farewell series, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, 2013 (AFP/ File)


Mahendra Singh Dhoni with the trophy, after beating West Indies 2-0 in Sachin Tendulkar's farewell series, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, 2013 (AFP/ File)
 
 
MS Dhoni took over the Test  captaincy in 2008 after Anil Kumble retired (Photo: AP)
MS Dhoni took over the Test captaincy in 2008 after Anil Kumble retired (Photo: AP)
MS Dhoni became the seventh wicket-keeper in Test cricket history to slam a double ton (Photo: AP/File)
MS Dhoni became the seventh wicket-keeper in Test cricket history to slam a double ton (Photo: AP/File)
MS Dhoni enjoyed first stint of international captaincy in the World T20 tournament in 2007 which India won (Photo: PTI)
MS Dhoni enjoyed first stint of international captaincy in the World T20 tournament in 2007 which India won (Photo: PTI)
Dhoni has registered the highest Test score by an Indian wicketkeeper. On 193, he beat a long-standing record of 192 held by Budhi Kunderan against England in 1964, also scored in Chennai. (Photo: AP)
Dhoni has registered the highest Test score by an Indian wicketkeeper. On 193, he beat a long-standing record of 192 held by Budhi Kunderan against England in 1964, also scored in Chennai. (Photo: AP)
Dhoni currently ranks No. 1 in the all-time dismissals list by Indian wicket-keepers. Dhoni has 248 dismissals under his belt. The following is the list of top five Indian wicket-keepers, in terms of all-time dismissals in test matches: Dhoni (248
Dhoni currently ranks No. 1 in the all-time dismissals list by Indian wicket-keepers. Dhoni has 248 dismissals under his belt. The following is the list of top five Indian wicket-keepers, in terms of all-time dismissals in test matches: Dhoni (248
Dhoni holds the record for most catches by an Indian player in an innings. He achieved this feat by taking six catches during the first innings of the third test against New Zealand in Wellington in April 2009. (Photo: PTI)
Dhoni holds the record for most catches by an Indian player in an innings. He achieved this feat by taking six catches during the first innings of the third test against New Zealand in Wellington in April 2009. (Photo: PTI)
Under Dhoni's captaincy, India reached their highest test score of 726–9 (decl) during Sri Lanka's tour of India in 2009. Their 2–0 victory in the series took them to the number 1 ranking in Test cricket (Photo: PTI)
Under Dhoni's captaincy, India reached their highest test score of 726–9 (decl) during Sri Lanka's tour of India in 2009. Their 2–0 victory in the series took them to the number 1 ranking in Test cricket (Photo: PTI)
Under Dhoni's captaincy, India did not lose a test match until the first test versus South Africa in Nagpur in February 2010. As a captain, he holds a record for longest unbeaten run in tests from his debut, 11 tests (8 wins and 3 draws). This
Under Dhoni's captaincy, India did not lose a test match until the first test versus South Africa in Nagpur in February 2010. As a captain, he holds a record for longest unbeaten run in tests from his debut, 11 tests (8 wins and 3 draws). This
Dhoni has the dubious distinction of an Indian captain with most Test defeats overseas with 11 Test losses. (Photo: PTI)
Dhoni has the dubious distinction of an Indian captain with most Test defeats overseas with 11 Test losses. (Photo: PTI)
Dhoni is the most successful Indian Test captain with 24 Test victories, eclipsing Sourav Ganguly’s record of 21 victories from 49 Tests. (Photo: PTI)
Dhoni is the most successful Indian Test captain with 24 Test victories, eclipsing Sourav Ganguly’s record of 21 victories from 49 Tests. (Photo: PTI)