Former Indian captain and two-time World Cup Winner MS Dhoni announces his retirement from international cricket through Instagram.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, also known as MS Dhoni, is India’s most successful team captain who had led the team towards two astounding World Cup championships. On his recent Instagram post, Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket by saying, ‘Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout.from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired’.
Back in 2014, Dhoni has stopped playing Test cricket after their Australian tour. By 2017, he still kept playing for India but he had turned over the limited-overs captaincy to Virat Kohli. The Dhoni era was hailed to be India’s most successful one as the team won the 2007 T20 World Cup, the 2011 ODI World Cup, as well as the 2013 Champions Trophy.
As per BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, ‘It is the end of an era. What a player he has been for the country and world cricket. His leadership qualities have been something which will be hard to match, especially in the shorter format of the game. His batting in one-day cricket in his early stages made the world stand up and notice his flair and sheer natural brilliance'.
‘Every good thing comes to an end and this has been an absolutely brilliant one. He has set the standards for the wicketkeepers to come and make a mark for the country. He will finish with no regrets on the field. An outstanding career; I wish him the best in life’, he added.
In Dhoni’s international career, he was able to play 90 Test matches with 4,876 runs, 98 T20Is with 1,617 runs, and 350 ODIs with 10,773 runs.
As Dhoni leaves the international cricket scene, he will still lead and play for the Chennai Super Kings in the upcoming season of the IPL. In fact, he has already been seen arriving at Chennai to train with his team that he had already led to three victories in the league. To learn more about the IPL, visit Betwala.
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