New Delhi: MS Dhoni has long been rated as India's most successful captain. In a contrast of epic proportions, he is also India's most unsuccessful Test skipper ever - 11 defeats on foreign soil and counting!
India's 40-run defeat against New Zealand in Auckland on Sunday was Dhoni's record 11th defeat as skipper in Tests on foreign soil. He was previously 'level' in the infamous group of skippers with 10 defeats - MAK Pataudi, Mohammad Azharuddin and Sourav Ganguly. This though is a statistic that India's three ICC limited-overs trophy-winning skipper did not need.
Interestingly, Dhoni had hinted in 2012 that he may retire from Tests to focus on the 2015 World Cup. "If I have to see through the 2015 (World Cup), I would have to retire from one of the formats," he had told mediapersons. The 'hint' has, since, never been heard of again.