MS Dhoni’s retirement news has come as a surprise for many of his fans all over the country. There were many speculations of his retirement going on since last year. His sabbatical since World Cup last year only fuelled the fire of gossips about Mahendra Singh Dhoni retirement. The former Indian captain took to Instagram today to end all the theories by finally announcing his retirement from international cricket.
“Thanks. Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. From 1929 hrs consider me as Retired,” reads his heartfelt Instagram video post.
MS Dhoni Cricket Career
MS Dhoni’s cricket career is rife with achievements. He is the most celebrated captain of the Indian cricket team and a marvellous wicketkeeper-batsman.
1)With 800 dismissals in international cricket, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is third in the list of most dismissals as a wicketkeeper in the world.
2)He led India to victory in 2007 T20 World Cup, 2011 World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy. He was the only Indian captain to do that. He is also the only non-Australian captain to lead his team in more than 100 matches.
3) He is one of the few players to score more than 10,000 runs in ODI’s, 5000 runs in tests and more than 1600 runs in T20’s.
4) India was christened the ICC team of the year in 2011, 2012, 2013 consequently under Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s captainship. He was also awarded the ICC player of the year trophy in 2008 and 2009.
5) Dhoni became the second captain after Kapil Dev to be conferred with the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel by the Indian Territorial Army on November 1, 2011.
6) MS Dhoni was also conferred with the Rajiv Khel Ratna Award in 2007, Padma Shri in 2009 and Padma Bhushan in 2018.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni Retirement
Impacts MS Dhoni had earned the moniker of “Captain Cool” due to his calm nature and strategic skills he had displayed during his captaincy. He has influenced a whole generation of young people and had taken Indian Cricket to great heights. With so many achievements in his kitty, it is definitely sure that the Indian cricket scene will definitely miss his presence. Having announced his retirement from test cricket in December of 2014 and International cricket today, there is still some hope for the fans to see him play for the last time in IPL. IPL 2020 is scheduled to be held in UAE from September 19th. That is sure to bring respite to his fans sadden by MS Dhoni retirement news.