Dhoni quits Tests: an era ends

AFTER 90 Tests, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has called it a day as a Test cricketer.

He will continue to lead India in the one-day and T20 formats, with a one-day World Cup around the corner in 2015.

Dhoni was not a great captain but he had limited resources at his disposal. To win a Test, one has to take 20 wickets and having batsmen who can pile up the runs is simply not enough. The West Indies, during their incredible run of 15 years without the loss of a Test series, were often bailed out by their bowlers — and boy, did they have some bowlers! — when the batting failed. Yes, even the powerful batting line-ups of the Windies did fail on occasion.
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