India captain Dhoni retires from test cricket

2014-12-30 11:35

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India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has retired from test cricket and Virat Kohli will lead the team in the fourth test against Australia in Sydney on January 6, India's cricket board has said.

“MS Dhoni has chosen to retire from Test Cricket with immediate effect,” the Board of Control for Cricket in India said on its Twitter feed today.

“Virat (Kohli) will be the captain for the 4th and Final Test against Australia."

The shock announcement came minutes after Dhoni addressed reporters in the wake of India's draw in the third test against Australia in Melbourne, which conceded the four-match series 2-0 to the hosts.

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