"I am surprised that Dhoni has called it quits from Test cricket in the middle of the series. I will certainly wish Dhoni to continue in the ongoing series and represent the country as captain in the whole series," JSCA Secretary Rajesh Verma said.

Complimenting Dhoni's contribution to competitive cricket, Verma said the 33-year-old-player from Ranchi was a successful captain in all the three formats of the game.

"We salute Dhoni as he has proved his mettle in all the three versions of the game and was the only cricketer from Jharkhand to lead the country successfully for so long," he said.

"We shall be happy if he would now consider to become a mentor and nurture young cricketers from the state to represent the country," Verma added.

A former Ranji Trophy coach of Jharkhand, Kajal Das said Dhoni was a talented and wise cricketer and he respects his decision.

"I think it is the right time for Dhoni to call it quits from Test cricket", Das, a former Ranji cricketer under whose tutelage Dhoni had earlier represented Jharkhand in Ranji Trophy, said.

Das pointed out it was not easy for a keeper to handle all the formats of game so successfully.

Dhoni today surprised the cricket world with his sudden announcement of retirement, making way for Virat Kohli to don the mantle of captaincy.

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