Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's sudden decision to quit Test cricket has caught the entire media and cricket lovers by surprise. Dhoni's retirement from test cricket, soon after the drawn third Test in Melbourne had earned Australia the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, was the lead front-page story in most newspapers.
Dhoni's Test career came to an end in a quirky, inscrutable move that seemed to defy logic and left eyebrows raised all around. Former captain Sourav Ganguly appeared stunned by Dhoni's retirement before the final Test in Sydney. However, Dhoni will continue to lead in limited-over cricket, starting with the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand from February 14.
Dhoni made India's most successful Test captain with 27 wins in 60 matches, but not everyone was convinced he was the right man for the job.