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  • Dhoni led by example not by rhetoric: Rahul Dravid December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Lavishing praise on Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has shocked the cricket world by retiring from Tests, former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid said the stumper-batsman would go down as a captain who led "more by example than by rhetoric or by words". "He was a captain I enjoyed playing under,"...
  • Dhoni's shock exit catches India off-guard December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's sudden decision to quit Test cricket caught the country's media and former players by surprise on Wednesday, even though many felt his time at the top was over. Dhoni's retirement from the longer format on Tuesday, soon after the drawn third Test in Melbourne...
  • 'Spoilt brat' Virat Kohli assumes India Test helm December 31, 2014

    Firebrand batsman Virat Kohli is likely to instill a new aggression in the Indian team as he assumes the captaincy of a Test side which badly needs to start packing a punch on its travels. Dubbed by some opponents as a 'spoilt brat', the 26-year-old has been tasked with leading a...
  • What was the need for Dhoni to announce his retirement mid-series? December 30, 2014

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni decided to call time on his Test career with immediate effect in the wake of India's series defeat against Australia. ...
  • Who said what on MS Dhoni's Test retirement December 30, 2014

    India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his Test retirement with immediate effect on Tuesday. Dhoni decided to call time on his Test career in the wake of India's series defeat against Australia. Following are the reactions: Sachin Tendulkar: "well done on a wonderful career in test cricket @msdhoni. Always enjoyed playing together. Next target...
  • MS Dhoni signs off from Test cricket December 30, 2014

    Dhoni announced his immediate retirement from Test cricket on Tuesday after India drew third Test against Australia in the ongoing series. ...
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni retires from Tests in the middle of Australia series, shocks world cricket December 30, 2014

    After India lost the Border-Gavaskar series to Australia on Tuesday, with one more Test to go, India's most successful Test captain decided to call time on his Test career with immediate effect. Dhoni, under whom India had become the world's number 1 Test side, wants to concentrate on the shorter format...
  • Is MS Dhoni India's greatest Test captain ever? December 30, 2014

    Dhoni played 90 Tests for India, scoring 4876 runs at a 38-plus average, hitting six centuries and 33 fifties. He also took 256 catches and contributed 38 stumpings. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Dhoni retires from Test cricket December 30, 2014

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India's most successful Test captain, has decided to call time on his Test career with immediate effect in the wake of India's series defeat against Australia. ...
  • Would have been nice to have won: Steven Smith December 30, 2014

    Melbourne: He was aiming for a win but Australian cricket captain Steven Smith on Tuesday said he was not too disappointed with the draw against India in the third cricket Test as it proved just enough to reclaim the Border-Gavaskar trophy. The hosts won back the trophy with their 2-0 lead...
  • Dhoni's decision comes as a huge surprise, says Gavaskar December 30, 2014

    Melbourne: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar said that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's retirement news was as surprising to him as to anybody and he never expected the 'Captain Cool' to quit Tests altogether. "The decision comes as a huge surprise. Though it is not sudden. I was expecting him to step down...
  • Dhoni's retirement is an untimely decision, say junior players December 30, 2014

    MS Dhoni, India's most successful Test captain, has decided to call time on his Test career with immediate effect in the wake of India's series defeat against Australia. ...
  • Dhoni's retirement stumped me, says K Srikkanth December 30, 2014

    MS Dhoni, India's most successful Test captain, has decided to call time on his Test career with immediate effect in the wake of India's series defeat against Australia. ...
  • MS Dhoni retires: Tenure vindicated India's malaise of poor travellers December 30, 2014

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni, with all the success that he has got at the international level, always gave that guy next door feeling and from the streets of Ranchi to becoming the heartthrob of millions, he always had his own way of doing things. We might agree to disagree on a...
  • Factbox: Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni December 30, 2014

    Factbox on former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who quit Test cricket on Tuesday. Born: July 7, 1981 in Ranchi. Nickname: Mahi. Made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in 2005, scoring 30 in the rain-hit match in Chennai. He went on to play 90 Tests for India, amassing 4876 runs at a...
  • It is absolutely right call from MS Dhoni, says Shishir Hattangadi December 30, 2014

    MS Dhoni, India's most successful Test captain, has decided to call time on his Test career with immediate effect in the wake of India's series defeat against Australia. ...
  • MS Dhoni retires: Profile of India's most successful Test captain December 30, 2014

    Regarded as one of India's greatest captain, MS Dhoni has been a revelation in the game of cricket. With his unorthodox style of batting, Dhoni was not considered an ideal batsmen for Test cricket, but he has proved everyone wrong as India won the top prize in all formats of...
  • Happy with the draw at the MCG, says MS Dhoni December 30, 2014

    Melbourne: After salvaging a draw against Australia, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni expressed satisfaction with his team's performance in the third cricket Test, which eventually turned out to be his last match in the longer format following his shocking retirement. Australia had finished their second innings at 318/9 at lunch to...
  • I am not bothered about the scoreline: Ravi Shastri December 30, 2014

    Melbourne: Trailing the four-match series 2-0 after managing a draw in the third cricket Test, India have already conceded the Border-Gavaskar Trophy to Australia but Team Director Ravi Shastri is not bothered about the scoreline and still believes in his young team. "I am not bothered about the scoreline because of...
  • Five reasons that might have led to MS Dhoni's Test retirement December 30, 2014

    Indian skipper MS Dhoni announced his immediate retirement from Test cricket on Tuesday after India drew third Test against Australia in the ongoing series. "MS Dhoni has chosen to retire from Test Cricket with immediate effect," the BCCI said on its Twitter profile. Here are five reasons why the most successful...
  • He could've played Tests for a year more: MS Dhoni's first coach December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Mahendra Singh Dhoni's sudden retirement from Test cricket surprised cricket fraternity around the world, including the Indian skipper's childhood coach Chanchal Bhattacharya who told Cricketnext Dhoni could have played Tests for a year. "He could have postponed his Test retirement for a year or so, but I think he...
  • MS Dhoni should now target 2015 World Cup, says Sachin Tendulkar December 30, 2014

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India's most successful Test captain, has decided to call time on his Test career with immediate effect in the wake of India's series defeat against Australia. Dhoni, under whom India had become the world's number 1 Test side, wants to concentrate on the shorter format of the...
  • Twitter goes berserk as MS Dhoni announces retirement December 30, 2014

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India's most successful Test captain, has decided to call time on his Test career with immediate effect in the wake of India's series defeat against Australia. Here is a list of people who took to Twitter to react to this shocking piece of news. ...
  • MS Dhoni retires: Famous quotes on greatest Indian skipper December 30, 2014

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni, one of India's best captains, has decided to call time on his Test career with immediate effect in the wake of India's series defeat against Australia. Dhoni, under whom India had become the world's no 1 Test side wanted to concentrate on the shorter format of the game...
  • MS Dhoni retires from Test cricket, to play ODIs and T20s; Virat Kohli named Test captain December 30, 2014

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India's most successful Test captain, has decided to call time on his Test career with immediate effect in the wake of India's series defeat against Australia. Dhoni, under whom India had become the world's number 1 Test side, wants to concentrate on the shorter format of the game...
  • 3rd Test: India salvage draw from precarious position, Australia win series December 30, 2014

    Team India held their nerves to salvage a draw on the final day of the third Test against Australia on Tuesday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. After being set a target of 384 runs to win, India lost wickets at regular intervals before MS Dhoni and R Ashwin managed to...
  • Australian commentator Michael Slater refers to Anushka Sharma as Virat Kohli's wife; realises the gaffe, then calls her his fiancee December 30, 2014

    It was an awkward moment for former cricketer-turned commentator Michael Slater. During his commentary on the final day of the third test between Australia and India at the at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Slater referred to Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma as cricketer Virat Kohli's wife. Realising his mistake, he then...
  • Mark Waugh backs Shane Watson to fire December 30, 2014

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) national selector Mark Waugh has backed under-pressure all-rounder Shane Watson to return to form, but said time is running out for him to score runs. The 33-year-old hasn't scored a Test century in 12 months, and after a lean series with the bat against India, his spot...
  • Shaun Marsh joins select club run out on 99 December 30, 2014

    Melbourne: Shaun Marsh joined an unwanted select group in Test cricket when he was run out for 99 as Australia chased a declaration on the final day of the third Test against India on Tuesday. Marsh, knowing a declaration was imminent shortly before lunch, set off for a chancy single...