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M.S. Dhoni retired, The former captain of the Indian cricket team, who wrote the history of Indian cricket with golden sixes and fours, chose independence day to announce his retirement from international cricket.

Dhoni in his post wrote,  “Thanks a lot for your love and support throughout. from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired,” 

M.S. Dhoni retired news; announced on 15 Aug 2020 via Instagram, the champion of all times is gone. He wrote all this, along with a montage sequence of pictures, capturing beautiful and precious moments from his batting, wicketkeeping, and as a captain for India’s national team.

Well, as such there is still a blurry image about whether Mahi really left all forms of cricket or just international cricket from his list. People are still in a maze, if M.S. Dhoni retired from all sorts of matches or not.

Well, obviously this is not the 1st time our captain cool has left all of us in sudden shock, with his previous announcements of leaving the captainship for Indian test cricket and overs limited, and this time again he did the same leaving all us in a saddening state.

M.S. Dhoni retired: here is his statement regarding international crickets

M.S. Dhoni retired

M.S. Dhoni retired: key highlights

 About leaving test cricket:

Dhoni, who retired from Test cricket in the middle series in the year 2014, once again opted out of the ODI and T20 captaincy in the same fashion. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the player who won the T20 World Cup in 2007, the ODI World Cup to India in 2011 and the Champions Trophy in 2013, left the captaincy of the ODI and T20 teams in 2017. The information of Dhoni’s captaincy was given by the BCCI through a tweet on 4 January 2017.

Leaving us all Shocked is Mahi’s one of the old habits:

Dhoni has often surprised us with his decisions not only about his career, but also on important occasions of important matches. Giving Joginder Sharma the final over in the 2007 T20 World Cup, dropping senior players like Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid in a tri-series with Australia-Sri Lanka in 2008, promoting himself to number five in the 2011 World Cup, C.B. There have been many decisions like rotating players in series 12-13, deciding to open Rohit Sharma in 2013.

Huge Break of almost a year from cricket: 

He played his last match in the ICC ODI World Cup 2019 last year. The match was a semi-final match of the World Cup played against New Zealand. India had to face defeat in this match. Dhoni has been away from cricket since this match. He was scheduled to return to the IPL 2020 in March, which was postponed due to the Coronavirus. From then on, speculation about Dhoni’s future became even more intensified.

Rishabh Pant’s reaction 

Team India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has reacted to the decision of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina to retire from international cricket. Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket through social media on the evening of 15 August 2020. Shortly afterward Suresh Raina also announced his retirement from international cricket. Both Dhoni and Raina are currently in Chennai.

Both will be seen playing for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Dhoni and Raina safely reached Chennai on 14 August to participate in CSK’s training camp. Dhoni wrote on his Instagram, ‘Thank you for your love and support so far. Think of me retiring from 07:29 in the evening. Suresh Raina shared a picture from his official Instagram with Kedar Jadhav, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu, Karn Sharma, and Monu Singh. Sharing this picture, he wrote in the caption, ‘It was great to play with you, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. With all my heart and pride, I am in your journey this evening.

Rishabh Pant has been seen as Dhoni’s successor. Pant tweeted, ‘It was a little boy’s dream to bat with you on the other side of the pitch. That little boy’s dream came true, it is a big thing for me to learn from you and be close to you. India will always be proud of you. Mahi Bhai, enjoy the journey ahead of you, legend no. 7

JOURNEY before M.S. Dhoni retired: brief

MS Dhoni: ICC Trophy winner (3 times), a tremendous finisher, such a great career

Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the two-time World Cup winner who was considered one of the greatest cricketers by his captaincy and finishing skills, retired from international cricket on Saturday (August 15).

Two-time World Cup winner, former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was considered one of the greatest cricketers by his captaincy and finishing skills, put an end to speculation about his future for the past year by saying goodbye to international cricket on Saturday (August 15), M.S. Dhoni retired.

It almost seems like, An era of cricket also came to an end with the 39-year-old Dhoni’s decision to write several golden chapters in the history of Indian cricket with the captaincy in the non-traditional style and the art of leading the match.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni wrote on his Instagram, “Thank you for your love and support so far. Consider me retired from 7.29 pm. ”Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was born on July 7, 1981 in Ranchi. Mahi and Dhoni, known as ‘Captain Cool’, are the first international cricketers from Jharkhand. Dhoni remained fit in every role for more than a decade as wicketkeeper, batsman, captain. MS Dhoni has made an impression in the cricket world, which will remain intact for years to come.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, one of the most successful captains in the world, has not played a match for Team India since the defeat against New Zealand in the semi-finals of last year’s World Cup. Meanwhile, there was a lot of discussion about Dhoni’s retirement. Dhoni scored 4,876 runs in 90 Tests at an average of 38.09. He has played 350 ODIs so far, scoring 10,773 runs at an average of 50.57. Dhoni has scored 1,617 runs in 98 T20 Internationals for India at an average of 37.60.

Career journey started from 2004

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s career journey began on 23 December 2004 on the land of Bangladesh. Dhoni’s career started badly. He scored 0 runs in his first international innings. He played at number 7 in the first match against Bangladesh and he was run out on the very first ball.

Dhoni started his Test cricket career on 2 December 2005 against Sri Lanka. He scored 11 runs in the first innings of this match. At the same time, Dhoni played his first T20 International match against South Africa on 1 December 2006 in Johannesburg. In this match, Dhoni returned to the pavilion without opening an account.

When Dhoni was out on zero in his debut match in 2004, no one thought that this player would one day make such a name, but in the 5th match after his debut, Dhoni played the entire world by playing 148 runs against Pakistan and got entitled.

Helicopter shot became special trademark of Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni began to see his vision of modern cricket. He gave opportunity to young people from new and small cities and provided them a platform to prove themselves. He preferred fielding and fitness in the Indian cricket team. Dhoni created a distinct identity in the world of his trademark ‘helicopter shot’. His shot is famous all over the world.

Won first World Cup of T20 in 2007

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the former captain of the Indian cricket team, took charge of the Indian cricket team in 2007. Dhoni added a new energy to Indian cricket. Under his captaincy, India won many big tournaments and it started with the T20 World Cup. In 2007, after defeating Pakistan in the final, Dhoni made the first T20 World Cup in India’s bag. After this, Dhoni’s rank increased steadily and also got the captaincy of ODIs and Tests. Team India achieved the reigns in the first Test and then in ODIs.

2011 World Cup victory made India the world winner after 28 years

After winning the first World Cup in 1983, Team India once again made Dhoni the world winner after 28 years. Under Dhoni’s captaincy, the victory started by defeating Bangladesh on the soil of Bangladesh. After this, the Indian team reached the quarter-finals by defeating Ireland, Netherlands, West Indies. Where India faced Australia and Team India defeated the Kangaroos by 5 wickets.

After this, they defeated their arch-rivals Pakistan by 29 runs in the semi-finals and entered the final. They defeated Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the final and India won the second World Cup under the captaincy of Dhoni after 28 years.

M.S. Dhoni retired

Head shaved after winning World Cup

After 2011, the Indian team had now become the best team in the world and Dhoni began to rule the hearts of crores of Indians. He fulfilled the dream not only of Sachin Tendulkar but of every cricket lover. Dhoni had vowed that he would shave his head after winning the World Cup, which was also seen on the second day of winning the World Cup. Earlier, Dhoni cut his long hair short after winning the T20 World Cup in South Africa in 2007.

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Mahi’s pic from 2011

Win in champions trophy in 2013

After winning the T20 and World Cup, Dhoni now had his eyes on the ‘Champions Trophy’ called the Mini World Cup. In 2013, Dhoni won the final against England and also put it in India’s bag. The final match of the Champions Trophy 2013 was played between India and England in Birmingham and was reduced to 20 overs due to rain. The match reached the extent of thrill, India won on the strength of Dhoni’s captaincy.

M.S. Dhoni retired from Test team

On 30 December 2014, Dhoni abruptly retired from the Test team. Dhoni played 90 Test matches for India. Under his captaincy, the Indian team became the world’s number one team in Tests. After which Virat Kohli became the captain of the Test team. Team India was on a tour of Australia at that time. The third Test match of the four-match Test series between the two teams was played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The match ended on a draw and after this Test, Dhoni announced his retirement from Test cricket, surprising everyone.

M.S. Dhoni retired from ODI team

Dhoni relinquished the captaincy on 4 January 2017 from ODIs and T20s. In this way, the Golden Era of ‘Captain Cool’ was also over. He captained a total of 199 ODIs and 72 T20 matches. After Ricky Ponting and Steffin Fleming, Dhoni is the only player to captain his country for the most ODI matches. Dhoni surprised everyone by leaving the captaincy just 11 days before the start of the ODI series against England.

First and only captain to win all three ICC Trophies

Although Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s name has many records, but there is a record that is impossible for anyone to break. It is impossible for any captain to break this record now because the ICC has ended the tournament after the 2017 Champions Trophy. No other captain will win all three titles of the World T20, World Cup and Champions Trophy. Dhoni is the only captain in the world, under whose captaincy the team has won all three ICC Trophies.

WE WILL MISS HIM FOR SURE, NO ONE CAN TAKE JERSEY NO. 7 FROM HIM. The reason why M.S. Dhoni retired is not known to anyone but as he always mentioned and believed that fitness and skills are the utmost needs in the field and he felt getting devoid of them with age!

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