Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Will never forget Dhoni's contribution: BCCI

Will never forget Dhoni's contribution: BCCI

Vadodara, Dec. 31 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday stated that it respected M S Dhoni's decision to retire from Test cricket, adding that the board will never forget the skipper's contribution to cricket.

"We are sad that Dhoni has decided to quit Test cricket suddenly, but certainly it [the decision] has been taken after a lot of introspection. Dhoni is a great cricketer and a great captain. The BCCI will never forget his contribution in team building," BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel told ANI.

Tendulkar, Ponting hail Dhoni for wonderful career in Test cricket

Tendulkar, Ponting hail Dhoni for wonderful career in Test cricket

New Delhi, Dec 30 : Batting legends Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting were among those who tweeted their best wishes to one-day international skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni after his shock retirement from Test cricket today.

"Well done on wonderful career in test cricket, MS Dhoni, Always enjoyed playing together. Next target 2015 WC my friend!!" tweeted Tendulkar.

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting called Dhoni a 'great comeptitor and someone who Indian cricket owes a lot to'.

"A great competitor, and someone who I think Indian cricket owes a lot to," tweeted Ponting.

Dhoni's decision to quit from Test cricket surprising, says Prasanna

Dhoni's decision to quit from Test cricket surprising, says Prasanna

Bengaluru, Dec 30 : Veteran spinner E. A. S. Prasanna on Tuesday termed Indian cricket team skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni 's decision to retire from Test cricket as surprising, but added that he had done a great job for Indian cricket.

"No doubt this is a sort of a surprise decision to know about it, because we have just one more Test to go in Australia. He must have deliberated on this much before he took on this tour, because of the fact, that many times earlier, sometime in 2012 or 2011, he had hinted about quitting......," he told ANI here.

Dhoni happy Melbourne Test did not 'end in mess' for India on last day

Dhoni happy Melbourne Test did not 'end in mess' for India on last day

Melbourne, Dec 30 - Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he was pleased that the Boxing Day Test against Australia in Melbourne resulted in a draw, admitting that the match could have ended in a mess on the last day.

The Boxing Day Test ended in a draw after Australia posted a second innings total of 318-9 declared and held India to 174-6 at the draw of stumps on the final day of the Melbourne Test.

Dhoni said that he was quite happy with the draw as it could have ended in a mess on the last day . He further said that bowlers really bowled well especially in the second innings.

India lose series against Oz post Boxing Day Test draw

India lose series against Oz post Boxing Day Test draw

Sydney, Dec 30 : India failed to capitalise on a healthy first innings in the Boxing Day Test as they were held to a stalemate by an Australian bowling attack that saw the tourists losing the four match series 2-0.

The Boxing Day Test ended in a draw after Australia posted a second innings total of 318-9 declared and held India to 174-6 at the draw of stumps on the final day of the Melbourne Test.

Virat Kohli used a knife and he stabbed Shikhar Dhawan, says MS Dhoni

Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Melbourne - He stirred up a hornet's nest by talking about a dressing room unrest but Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni sought to quell the speculation with a dash of humour on Thursday, saying that the imaginary stories that came out could be made into a movie by Warner brothers.

"Virat Kohli used a knife and he stabbed Shikhar Dhawan. When he recovered, we pushed him out to bat," joked Dhoni, when asked if Ravi Shastri indeed had to separate the two batsmen as per reports this past week.

Lyon slams Dhoni for criticising umpiring standards in Oz-India Test series

Lyon slams Dhoni for criticising umpiring standards in Oz-India Test series

Sydney, Dec 22 : Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon has stated that the hosts and India both need to keep their emotions under control for the Melbourne Boxing Day Test as he defended umpires after the tourists' captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni made no secret of his view that the standard of umpiring in the series needs to improve.

Lyon denied that India's refusal to use the Decision Review System (DRS) video technology in this summer's four-Test series has added to tensions on the field. However, he also admitted that emotions have been running high.

Nathan Lyon contradicts MS Dhoni, lauds umpires for good job

Nathan Lyon

Melbourne - Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni may not be all that satisfied with the level of umpiring in the ongoing cricket Test series but Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon feels the officials are doing a "pretty good job".

India were at the receiving end of at least five contentious calls in the first two Tests, both of which the visitors lost, prompting Dhoni to state that umpiring could certainly improve.

But Lyon defended the officials, saying, "I personally think they've done a pretty good job."

Dhoni backs India to perform well on fast wickets in ongoing Oz Test series

Mahendra Singh DhoniJohannesburg, Dec 17 - India cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who returned from injury to lead the tourists in Wednesday's Brisbane Test against Australia, has backed his team to perform well on fast wickets on likely lively pitches.

Dhoni opted to bat after winning the toss on Wednesday and India have amassed more than 200 runs for the loss of three wickets on the first day of the ongoing second Test in Brisbane.

Dhoni returns from thumb injury to captain India in Gabba Test

Dhoni returns from thumb injury to captain India in Gabba Test

Sydney, Dec 16 : India cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni would reportedly return from a thumb injury to lead his men in the second Test at the Gabba against Australia on Wednesday.

Dhoni replaces stand-in wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha in the Indian side and takes back the captaincy duties from Virat Kohli. Moreover, in another change to India's side, tall offspinner Ravi Ashwin is set to play at the Gabba replacing leggie Karn Sharma.



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