"It is a right decision, but coming at the wrong time. He should have resigned when the team was doing well in Test cricket or should have waited, taking the BCCI into confidence, for another series before bowing out with a series win," opined Rakesh Kumar, who played with Dhoni in Ranchi Cricket League.

Daval Sahay, who gave several sportspersons employment opportunities in the Central Coalfields Limited when he was the Director (Personnel), however, said Dhoni should have taken the ultimate decision only after the World Cup.

Dhoni was one of the players in the CCL team that played Sishmahal Cricket tournaments and other tourneys.

"His decision is neither right nor having come at the right time or right place," claimed Sahay, whom Dhoni acknowledges as one of the three coaches who mentored his career during Dhoni’s formative years.

"The decision should have come only after the World Cup. Though he has quit only from the Test cricket, it could have its impact in the other form of cricket as well," claimed Sahay.

"The decision must have hurt Dhoni," Sahay said. Commenting on the reports of Indian cricket dressing room affairs, he termed the saga as "unfortunate".
"Dressing room is not the ideal place for any Indian Captain," Sahay observed.

Another former coach of Dhoni Chanchal Bhattacharya, however, said, "he has taken a right decision because it is always good to bow out gracefully than being shoved out because of poor form."

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