MS Dhoni Retires:- Former Indian World Cup-winning Captain MS Dhoni on August 15, announced his international career spanning 16 years.
The Ranchi-born wicket-keeper batsman who is also known as captain cool made his debut for India under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly who is currently BCCI President.
MS Dhoni, who will lead the Chennai Super Kings into the upcoming IPL in UAE, posted a video on Instagram announcing his decision. Dhoni is currently in Chennai with the Chennai super kings team and there will be part training camp before they leave for UAE.
Dhoni not only gave the 2011 World Cup to India, where Dhoni finish things off with an iconic six over long-on against Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, but he also captained India to victory in addition to the World T20 in 2007 in South Africa.
India won three ICC Champions Trophy titles with him in 2010, 2013, and 2014. MS Dhoni was also captain of India when they were the top-ranked test side between December 2009 and June 2011. He gave us lots of memories he was also the captain when India won the Asia cup in 2010 and 2016.
When Dhoni was the Indian team captain India won three ICC events in six years where previously they had won just two and the entire history they became test number one for the first time.
In IPL MS Dhoni has led Chennai super kings to three titles and looking for a fourth before the end of the year.
In an Instagram post, Dhoni wrote, ” Thanks a lot for your love and support throughout from 1929 hours consider me as Retired”.
MS Dhoni last played in the International India jersey when they lost against New Zealand India semi-final 2019 world cup in Old Trafford. His innings were quite good he scored 50 off 72 deliveries on that day.
In an ODI career of around 350 matches, Dhoni scored 10,773 runs with the highest score of 183 not out. He finishes in style by scoring 10 centuries and 73 half-centuries to his name. The wicket-keeper comes batsman also has 229 ODI sixes – the most for an Indian Batsman.
Dhoni as a wicketkeeper for the Indian team was an exception behind the stumps and in ODI cricket registered 321 catches along with 123 stumpings.
Dhoni took over as ODI captain from Rahul Dravid in 2007 and he proved his captaincy by winning 55% of the 200 games (110 wins, 74 defeats, 5 tied, 11 NR ).
In T20I matches, Dhoni played to sahi of a hundred games scoring over 1617 runs at a strike rate of 126.13. Moreover, the LED India to glory in the World cup T20 in 2007. He has a 58.33 win percentage in this format, with 42 victories in 72 games as captaincy.
Being India’s most successful captain in the limited-overs format, but also Dhoni also redefined wicket-keeping skills and earned the reputation of being one of the finest stumpers in the world in the last few years.
With 829 dismissals across the three formats in international cricket (634 catches, 195 stumpings), he finishes third on the list of wicketkeepers with the most dismissals only behind Mark Boucher who took 998, and Adam Gilchrist who took 905.
Suresh Raina:- Indian team all-rounder who last played an ODI vs England has announced his retirement just after Dhoni’s retirement from the international game on August 15.
This news comes after his long-term friend and Indian teammate MS Dhoni too announced his retirement from international cricket.
Raina, who last played his International cricket in 2018, announced this news on Instagram.
We will next see him in IPL, he will continue with the Chennai Super Kings to battle in the upcoming IPL in UAE.