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The highlights of Dhoni's captaincy

January 05, 2017 15:08 IST

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

IMAGE: Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni with the 2011 World Cup at the Gateway of India in Mumbai. Photograph: Ritam Banerjee/Getty Images

It is the an end of an era in Indian cricket.

Its most successful skipper ever -- Mahendra Singh Dhoni -- gave up the limited overs captaincy on Wednesday, January 4.

When Dhoni was surprisingly elevated to the top job in 2007, not many would have predicted the impact that the Jharkhand right-hander would have on Indian cricket as he did.

He excelled on the big stage consistently, and ended up winning two World titles, the ICC Champions Trophy and also guided the Test team to the No 1 ranking along the way.

While Dhoni will continue playing for India in the limited overs format as a wicket-keeper-batsman, there is no doubt his contributions as captain will never be forgotten.

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