RETIREMENT

  • West Indies allrounder Dwayne Bravo retires from Test cricket January 31, 2015

    West Indies allrounder Dwayne Bravo has decided to call it quits from the longer format of the game. Bravo played his last Test match against Sri Lanka in December 2010 and on Saturday decided to call it time on his Test career through a statement, reports CMC. "Over the years, with...
  • Delhi elections: Shazia more beautiful, better suited than Bedi for CM post, says Markandey Katju January 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Former Press Council of India chairman Markandey Katju has sparked another row by apparently making a sexist comment involving BJP's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi and recently-joined leader Shazia Ilmi. In two successive tweets Katju said, "I regard Shazia Ilmi much more beautiful than Kiran Bedi. If Shazia had...
  • For some, World Cup 2015 may end up as a swan song January 27, 2015

    Since the first edition in 1975 to the last in 2011, the cricket World Cup has always served as the biggest platform for each participating teams and their players to showcase their talent. From Clive Lloyd lifting the Cup in 1975 to Mahendra Singh Dhoni's trophy-clinching six at the Wankhede...
  • Kapil Dev hails Dhoni's retirement timing January 13, 2015

    Saluting his decision to retire from Test cricket, former India captain Kapil Dev on Tuesday said Mahendra Singh Dhoni has given everybody, including the chair-greedy administrators, a food for thought with his bold step. "You could have easily played 100 Tests. We could not do it what you have done by...
  • Will MS Dhoni call it quits after the World Cup? January 1, 2015

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni, just like his captaincy in the longest format, can take people by surprise with his moves - sometimes with his witty remarks, at other times with his change in tactics in the middle of a match. But that's what makes him so unique as a player and...
  • Did MS Dhoni not want to play Test cricket under Kohli? December 31, 2014

    India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has taken the world by surprise with his shocking decision to quit Test cricket. Dhoni's retirement from the longer format on Tuesday soon after the drawn third Test in Melbourne, not only jolted the country's media and former players but also raised several questions about...
  • 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. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob December 30, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Dhoni retires from Test cricket, Kohli to lead India 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Jharkhand State Cricket Association urges Dhoni to stay on as captain for full series December 30, 2014

    Jamshedpur: Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) on Tuesday appealed to local lad Mahendra Singh Dhoni to continue as captain for the entire length of the Test series against Australia after the wicketkeeper-batsman decided to quit the longest-format with immediate effect. "I am surprised that Dhoni has called it quits from Test...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • As Ranjit Sinha retires, next CBI Director likely to be announced today December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: As CBI chief Ranjit Sinha retires on Tuesday, a high powered committee of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjuna Kharge and Chief Justice of India HL Dattu will meet to decide on a new officer to head country's premier investigating agency. Amongst the main...
  • DRDO chief Avinash Chander to retire on November 30, to continue on contract November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: India's premier defence and research organisation DRDO's chief Dr Avinash Chander will retire on November 30 but will continue to occupy the position on a contractual basis till May, 2016. "The President is pleased to retire Dr Avinash Chander, Secretary, Department of Defence Research & Development (DOB: 06.11.1950), in...
  • 13 points Sachin Tendulkar jotted down for his farewell speech November 16, 2014

    The batting institution called Sachin Tendulkar, also probably the greatest gentleman this game has ever seen, bid adieu to cricket on November 16, 2013. And a year on from the day every Sachin fan had a tear rolling down his cheek, let's hear it from the master himself how he...