World Cup-winning captain MS Dhoni retires from international cricket

On Saturday (August 15), MS Dhoni brought an end to his illustrious international career as the former India captain announced his retirement from limited-overs cricket. Dhoni, however, will continue to ply his trade for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPL. The 13th edition of the tournament will being from September 19 in the UAE.…

World Cup-winning captain MS Dhoni retires from international cricket

On Saturday (August 15), MS Dhoni brought an end to his illustrious international career as the former India captain announced his retirement from limited-overs cricket.

Dhoni, however, will continue to ply his trade for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPL. The 13th edition of the tournament will being from September 19 in the UAE.

Dhoni’s international retirement was always on the cards. The two-times World Cup-winning skipper had not played any competitive cricket match ever since India’s defeat to New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup semi-final in Manchester.

Dhoni made the confirmation of his retirement through a video on Instagram. “Thanks. Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. From 1929 hrs consider me as Retired.”

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Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout.from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired

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Having announced his retirement from Test cricket on December 30, 2014, Dhoni carried on playing ODIs and T20Is, leading India to the semifinals of the 2015 World Cup and the 2016 T20 World Cup. With 10,733 runs from 350 matches, Mahi is fifth in the list of India’s all-time run-scorers in ODI behind Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid.

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Cricket world salutes MS Dhoni as he bids farewell to international cricket

Former India captain MS Dhoni has announced his retirement from the international cricket. The Ranchi-born superstar confirmed the news through a video on his official Instagram account. “Thanks. Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. From 1929 hrs consider me as Retired,” MSD captioned the post. Dhoni finished his career as Indian cricket’s…

Cricket world salutes MS Dhoni as he bids farewell to international cricket

Former India captain MS Dhoni has announced his retirement from the international cricket. The Ranchi-born superstar confirmed the news through a video on his official Instagram account.

“Thanks. Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. From 1929 hrs consider me as Retired,” MSD captioned the post.

Dhoni finished his career as Indian cricket’s most successful captain in the limited-overs format as under his leadership India won three ICC trophies – 2007 T20 World Cup, 50-over World Cup in 2011 and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.

The 39-year-old last played an international match in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. It was a semi-final clash against New Zealand which India lost by a narrow margin.

Dhoni featured in 350 ODIs, in which he accumulated 10773 runs at a phenomenal average of 50.57. He smashed ten centuries and 73 fifties in the 50-overs format.

Mahi is also fifth in the list of India’s all-time run-scorers in ODIs. He is just behind Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid.

The veteran stumper featured in 98 T20Is and amassed 1617 runs at an average of 37.60, including two half-centuries. He also played 90 Tests for Team India and scored 4876 runs with six centuries and 33 fifties.

Dhoni, however, would continue to entertain his fans in the Indian Premier League (IPL), where he will lead the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for the record time.

Here is how the cricketing fraternity reacted to Dhoni’s retirement:

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