This year on the occasion of India's 74th Independence Day, our favorite cricketer MS Dhoni has announced his retirement from International Cricket on
This year on the occasion of India’s 74th Independence Day, our favorite cricketer MS Dhoni has announced his retirement from International Cricket on his Instagram handle.
The 39-years-old former captain of Indian Cricket team Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was a two-time world cup winner, announced his retirement from International Cricket on Saturday.
MS Dhoni put a full-stop on his illustrious 16-year career spanning. He announced his retirement on his Instagram account by posting a video and wrote a caption “Thanks a lot for your love and support throughout. From 1929 hrs consider me as Retired.”
Dhoni retired as India’s most successful captain at the international level. He won a total of three ICC trophies in his entire journey as a captain, first in T20 World Cup in 2007, second in the 50-Over World cup in the year 2011, and the last one in the year 2013 he made India win ICC Champions Trophy. He was the only Indian cricket captain to do so.
Dhoni has been the best wicket keepers as well. He also won IPL (Indian Premier League) three times with Chennai Super Kings. Dhoni’s last India match would be the 2019’s ICC Cricket World Cup’s semi-final match India V/S NewZealand, in which India lost the match to NewZealand by 18 runs.
The match was his 350th ODI, in which he was run-out by Martin Guptill. In that match, he scored 50 off 72 balls. The former captain announced his retirement from Test matches in 2014; he carried on playing ODIs and T20s. Till now, he has played 350 ODIs, 98 International T20s, and 90 Test matches. In January 2019, MS Dhoni became the fifth Indian to score 10,000 runs in ODI history, whereas overall, he ranked 12th.
After seeing his retirement post, several from the cricket community paid their respect to Dhoni. The current Indian Captain Virat Kohli wrote on his Twitter account, “Every cricketer has to end his journey one day, but still, when someone you’ve gotten to know so closely announces that decision, you feel the emotion much more.”
We will not be able to see Dhoni’s game in the International cricket field again. Still, there is good news that we are fortunate, and we will see him playing in the upcoming IPL (Indian Premier League) with CSK (Chennai Super Kings).