Mahendra Singh Dhoni stepped down as Indian captaincy

MS Dhoni

He stands tall among the all-time great captains in the limited overs arena.Dhoni can proudly boast of having the ICC Treble in his kitty, many captains would dream of accomplishing.

It's an important year for the Indian team. Besides these, India is scheduled to play against England in the three ODI series starting Jan 15.

Dhoni, who had led India to the International Cricket Council (ICC) World T20 title in 2007, before the World Cup victory in 2011 also lifted the Champions Trophy in 2013, apart from taking India to the zenith of the Test rankings during his tenure.

The larger goal, however, is getting the team ready for the 2019 World Cup which will also be staged in England. MS Dhoni has been one of the greatest captains India has ever had and under his captaincy India have won 331 global matches, which is more than any other captain at this point.

MS Dhoni took everyone by surprise, and stepped down as Indian Cricket Team's limited-overs captain.

Dhoni's legacy as a leader and player is enormous and he is greatly responsible for instilling a winning habit in the Indian team.

The selectors have a job in hands as many players are injured giving hope to fringe players to either make a comeback or break into the Indian team.

Born Mahendra Singh Dhoni, but better known as "MS", he developed a reputation for match-winning performances when under pressure, earning him the nickname "Captain Cool" among fans. And he invoked unheralded Joginder Singh, and India became the first ever T20 world champions. Sushant's words ring true, as many have stated that Dhoni has set an unprecedented example for all cricketers who come after him.

It is expected that Virat Kohli, who leads the team in Tests, will be handed the reins for ODIs and T20s as well.

Dhoni made several comments on Virat Kohli's play. Under him, India won the T20 World Cup in 2007 and the ODI World Cup in 2011. Further, he contributed to many players' confidence by backing them fully and carried forward the Ganguly legacy of not allowing regional biases to promote players.

Dhoni, 35, had previously also had suddenly quit Test captaincy during the Australia tour in 2014 in Melbourne.