MS Dhoni announces retirement from international cricket

MS Dhoni announces retirement from international cricket

One of India’s greatest cricket heroes, MS Dhoni raised the curtain on what has been a successful international cricket career on Saturday. His decision to retire from limited-overs cricket ends a 15-year golden race. Finally, MS Dhoni retires from international cricket. MS Dhoni took social media and announces his retirement from international cricket.

Dhoni had left Test cricket in December 2014 and there was intense speculation as to when the explosive wicket-keeper batsman will suspend his limited over-boots in international cricket. Speculation escalated after the former captain took a break from the game after the ICC ODI World Cup earlier this year and joined his Indian Army regiment for a short stint. He made himself unavailable for the limited series against the West Indies in the Caribbean and South Africa at home.

“Thank you very much for your love and support throughout. From 7:29 p.m. consider me retired. Dhoni wrote on his Instagram page while breaking the news.

An Indian selector is said to have said that the highly experienced batsman, the wicketkeeper, had in fact given the Five Wise Men time to put together the squad for the 2020 World T20 in Australia.
Dhoni’s future in international cricket had been the subject of heated debate and there was enough indication that selectors had started to look ahead and plan for the future, with the emergence of Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson, Wriddhiman Saha and Ishan Kishan waiting in the wings.

A native of Jharkhand, Dhoni has become India’s most decorated captain. His first major achievement as captain led India to the 2007 World T20 title in its first edition. The entire nation woke up to the phenomenon that was “Mahi” as India claimed the title, beating the Pakistani archrivals in the final.

Four years later, India clinched its second ODI World Cup title under Dhoni. MSD finished the final against Sri Lank in style with a magnificent six at Wankhede Stadium on April 2, 2011. His 91-step shot in the final will always be remembered as one of the best ever in a World Cup final. world crunch. meet.

Dhoni broke into India’s ODI team in December 2004 on the back of his explosive hitter, but it was in his fifth ODI – against Pakistan in Visakhapatnam on April 5, 2005 – when “Dhoni the Star” was born, as he crushed the attack on Pakistan. pulp, scoring a blitzkrieg 148.

There was no looking back for Dhoni after this match and he has become one of the most popular cricketers in India. In 2008, under the captaincy of Dhoni, India won the ODI CB Series tri-nation tournament in Australia, a major series victory for the Men in Blue.

Under Dhoni’s leadership, India also won the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. Dhoni is, in fact, the only cricket world captain to have won all three limited-edition ICC titles (T20 World Cup, Cup of the ODI World and Champions Trophy)

Dhoni also led India to the top of the ICC Test rankings. Dhoni has also received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2007), the Padma Shri (2009) and the Padma Bhushan (2018)

He was also the ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009, becoming the first cricketer to win the award twice. By far one of the most popular and beloved cricketers in the country and the world, the MS Dhoni leaves a sparkling legacy.

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