Mahendra Singh Dhoni announces retirement: Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni has announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday. MS Dhoni is the former captain of the Indian cricket team. While announcing it officially, he also thanked everyone for their love and support in an Instagram post. After Dhoni, cricketer Suresh Raina has also announced his retirement from international cricket. Although the post does not mention which format he is retiring from, he is expected to play in IPL 2020 to be held in UAE. He was seen arriving at the Chennai Super Kings training camp in Chennai this morning. Earlier, Dhoni had kept silence on the questions of retirement.
Cricket legend and Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar recalled his first meeting with former Indian captain and wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, saying, “I had not heard of Dhoni until he joined the Indian team. I saw him for the first time during an ODI tournament in Bangladesh. I was discussing with Sourav Ganguly and he told that there is something special in this man and he has the ability to hit the ball. However, hitting the ball at the first-class cricket level and hitting the international level are two different things.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has congratulated Dhoni on his retirement by releasing a video. In this video of three minutes and 11 seconds, from Dhoni’s first match, all the historical moments have been captured.
— ICC (@ICC) August 16, 2020
Captaincy in ODIs from 2007 to 2016
Dhoni captained the Indian cricket team in ODIs from 2007 to 2016. With this, he was the captain of the Test team from 2008 to 2014. Dhoni is considered one of the most successful captains of the Indian cricket team.
He is the only captain in the history of cricket to have won all the ICC titles. Under his captaincy, the Indian cricket team won two World Cups – the 2007 ICC World Cup T20 and the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup.
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Dhoni’s total of 10,773 runs in ODIs
Apart from this, India also won the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy under the captaincy of the 39-year-old Indian cricketer. India also won the 2010 and 2016 Asia Cup under his captaincy.
MS Dhoni has played 350 ODIs, 90 Tests and 98 T20 Internationals for the country. He has a total of 10,773 runs in ODIs. He has scored a total of 4876 runs in the test format.