In a shocking and surprising move, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has announced his retirement from test cricket. The 'captain cool' has made this shocking announcement on Tuesday after his post-match press conference. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) made the statement 45 minutes after Dhoni faced the media. The statement read that "Dhoni has decided to retire from Test cricket citing the strain of playing all formats of cricket." Further, the BCCI thanked the captain for his service to the team. "BCCI while respecting the decision of MS Dhoni to retire from Test cricket, wishes to thank him for his enormous contribution to Test cricket and the laurels that he has brought to India," BCCI said in a statement. The skipper's retirement has come in the middle of the Border-Gavaskar trophy which India has no chance of winning since the third test has drawn and as Australia leads the 4 match series 2-0. This has come under criticism from some former players who feel that Dhoni should have led India through the series. Now, the hopes and aspirations of the young Indian team falls on the young shoulder of Virat Kholi who lead India in the first test match in Adelaide and who will be the captain as the team takes on Australia in Sydney on January 6. Tweets and wishes poured in for the Ranchi hero from across the globe. India sure will miss the services of Dhoni and it is understandable that Dhoni quit the test format as his overseas record was going from poor to worse. This was notable from the statement of the former skipper, Sourav Ganguly who said that though Dhoni's leadership in the ODI format was exceptional, he had fallen away when it had come to tests and it was understandable that he does not want to continue any longer.