Mahendra Singh Dhoni took to Instagram on Saturday to confirm his retirement from International cricket. This announcement has left the cricket community in despair.
Dhoni is one of India’s finest captain. He started his journey with the Indian team back in 2004. He is the only captain who has won all the ICC limited-overs tournaments. He won the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup, 2011 ICC ODI World Cup and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.
After a long journey of 15 years, Dhoni announced his retirement on 7:29 pm, Saturday. That’s the reason why he wrote: “From 1929 hrs consider me as Retired.”
Dhoni had already retired from Test cricket back in 2014. But he continued to play in ODI and T20 matches. In 2017, he stepped down from the Captain of India and played under Virat Kohli’s leadership.
And now, from 7:29 pm 15th August 2020, Dhoni will never play for India again. This will be a huge loss not only for India but for the whole cricketing world.
MS Dhoni is a huge fan of football star, Cristiano Ronaldo. He wore the No 7 jersey inspired by him. But he has himself made the No 7 jersey legendary in the cricket world. So players and fans have urged BCCI to retire Dhoni’s jersey No 7.
Although, Dhoni will continue to play for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. The 13th edition of IPL is scheduled to take place in UAE from 19th September.
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