MS Dhoni announces retirement from international cricket

MS Dhoni (file image)

Indian cricketer MS Dhoni has announced his retirement from international cricket. Dhoni made the confirmation through a video on Instagram.

The caption of the video read: “Thanks. Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. From 1929 hrs consider me as Retired.”

 

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Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout.from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired

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India’s World Cup-winning captain, Dhoni, had made his ODI debut against Bangladesh in 2004. However, he did not have a good outing as he scored just 19 runs in the three-match series. But the wicket-keeper truly arrived in the series against Pakistan in 2005, as he scored 148 runs in the second ODI of the six-match series at Visakhapatnam.

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It was on April 5, 2005, when Dhoni had registered his first international century. The former skipper registered the feat against Pakistan in the second ODI of the six-match series.

Dhoni has so far played 350 ODIs with his highest score being 183 against Sri Lanka. He also remains the only captain to win all major ICC trophies (50-over World Cup, T20 World Cup, and Champions Trophy).

Also referred to as ‘Captain Cool’, Dhoni is known for his calmness and exquisite captaincy on the field. Dhoni was slated to return to the cricket field on March 29 during the IPL’s opening match between CSK and Mumbai Indians. However, the tournament will now be played in the UAE from September 19 to November 10.

(With ANI inputs)

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