Dhoni was often criticised for his defensive tactics as Test skipper. His batting form too took a dip in 2014 and he averaged only 33 in 17 innings.
Though Dhoni is India's most successful captain, (with 27 wins in 60 Tests since 2008) India won only two out of 22 away Tests and lost 13 since 2011, under his leadership.
Overall, Dhoni played 90 Tests with 4876 runs at an average of 38. 224 against Australia in Chennai in 2013 is his best. As a wicketkeeper, he effected 294 dismissals.