Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s test career—in five charts (Immediate Retirement from Test Cricket)


Mahendra Dhoni has announced his immediate retirement from Test Cricket.

Originally posted on Quartz:

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who led India to its first cricket world cup victory in 28 years, its first T20 world cup victory and the top spot in the game’s one-day international and test rankings, has announced his retirement from test cricket.

Dhoni’s decision to move away from the longer form of the game comes amid the Indian team’s tour of Australia, with one test match remaining in the series. He will, however, continue to play in other formats of the game.

Although India’s most successful test captain with 27 wins, the 33-year-old has struggled to maintain his record in recent years, particularly in overseas test encounters.

These five charts capture Dhoni’s test cricket record.




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With the writing seemingly on the wall as far as his continued selection in the Australian test team was concerned, Matthew Hayden today retired from representative cricket effective immediately.

As I have been saying for some time (including on this Blog) it is well past time for Matthew Hayden to be dropped from the Australian side and/or for him to retire. His form just didn’t warrant his further inclusion in the team.

Without doubt Hayden was a brilliant player and a cricket star for Australia in the past, but those days have been gone for some time and it was sad to see a player’s decline live on cricket fields around the world and especially at home. Thankfully Matthew Hayden didn’t continue on with his stated intention of continuing to play for Australia – for both Australia and for himself.

Well done Matthew Hayden on a brilliant career and best wishes for the future.