The 36-year old, former Indian Skipper, leaves the captaincy tittle behind as he wants Virat Kohli to get ample of time to build a squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Claiming it to be his ‘right time’ to leave captaincy, the wicket keeper-batsman quoted saying to the Deccan Chronicle,”Selecting a strong team without giving the new captain appropriate time isn’t possible. I believe that I left the captaincy at the right time.”
When asked about India’s recent Test series defeat in England, Dhoni pointed towards lack of practice matches prior to the start of the series. Also he said that it’s a big pressure for Indian team as they rank No. 1 in world standings, and this would effect their professional image.
India, under Dhoni’s leadership, won the inaugural edition of ICC World Cup T20 in 2007, World Cup tittle in 2011 and ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. Chennai Super Kings, also led by MS Dhoni, claim the winning IPL trophy in a total of 26 times out of 39 matches. He announced his retirement from Test cricket in November 2014, and later, he resigned from all forms of captaincy in January 2017.