MS Dhoni, the former captain of the Indian cricket team, has announced his retirement from international cricket. He last played international cricket during the semi-final of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in which India lost to New Zealand.
The 39-year-old World Cup winning captain announced his retirement on social media. Quotes “Thanks, Thanks a lot for your love & support throughout from 1929hrs consider me as retired.
The video posted by Dhoni is a montage with images of his cricketing journey with the Indian team. The video, which has the song “main do pal ka shayar hoon” from 1976 Hindi movie ‘Kabhie Kabhie’ playing in the background, starts with stills of his international debut in 2004.
Having played 350 ODI’s, he amasses 10,773 runs at an average of 50.6. He featured in 98 T20I’s, scoring 1617 runs at an average of 37.6, including two half-centuries. He retired from tests in 2014 after playing 90 matches. But he will continue to play for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League.
Under Dhoni’s captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World T20, the 2010 Asia Cup, 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup & 3013 ICC Champion’s Trophy. India were also ranked no.1 in the test ranking under his captaincy.
Then - "I am on National Duty, Everything else can wait "— Prabhu (@Cricprabhu) August 15, 2020
2019 - "Played with Camo Cap in Ranchi, in #CWC19 used WK glove sporting Balidan"
2020 - Announces Retirement in Style, on Independence Day. 🇮🇳
We Salute you Mahi !! #dhoniretires #msdhoni #Dhoni pic.twitter.com/3dbKPYXRsw
His fans all over the world have poured their love for the former Indian skipper on social media. BCCI is yet to send an official statement on the matter.
‘Dhoni was one of the most colourful & charismatic cricketers of his generation.’