Moments after the third Test between India and Australia ended in a hard-fought draw, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement from Test cricket. Virat Kohli, will take over as the captain for the fourth and final Test match. Not surprisingly, the social media went into frenzy after news of the retirement got out. Also Read - Twitter Voice Tweets rolling out for iOS: What are they, how to send
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Dhoni has played 90 Tests and scored 4,876 runs. Of these 90, Dhoni led India in 60 matches and won 27 of them, making him the most successful Indian Test captain. The news of the retirement came as a shock to many, who weren’t expecting this kind of news after a grueling Test match.
One can fault Mahendra Singh Dhoni for a lot of things, but not for his timing or his cool clarity in taking decisions. #MSD
— Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) December 30, 2014
— Shrikant Shankar (@Shrikant_23) December 30, 2014
Thank you #MSD for breaking the monotony of watching gritty Indian wicketkeepers stealing cheeky singles & playing good cameos of 30s-40s.
— Suvam Pal (@suvvz) December 30, 2014
A salute to Mahinder Singh Dhoni, who led us with such dramatic flourish. Cheerio, Commander Cool. Long may thy helicopter soar. — Raja Sen (@RajaSen) December 30, 2014
Not everyone was as sympathetic though.
— Gantyada Venkatesh (@Just_Venkat) December 30, 2014
Dhoni appeared impressively cool under duress but to suggest he was a great Test captain is spinning it more than Prasanna & Bedi ever did
— Derek Pringle (@derekpringle) December 30, 2014
On the positive side, the productivity of India Cements might go up a notch #DhoniRetires
— The UnReal Times (@TheUnRealTimes) December 30, 2014