Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket : Former India captain and wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni has announced his retirement from international cricket. He shared a video on his Instagram page and wrote, Thank you for your love and support so far. Think of me as retired since 7.29 pm.
Dhoni has said goodbye to international cricket in a very shy way. The video he posted on the Instagram page has many pictures of his cricketing career, but Mukesh’s song is playing in that video ….. I am the poet of the moment, the moment is my story … main pal do pal ka shaayar hoon … pal do pal meree kahaanee hai … pal do pal meree hastee hai …. pal do pal meree javaanee hai…
In the time of Corona crisis, Dhoni has once again surprised his supporters by announcing his retirement. Even earlier, he had suddenly announced his retirement from Test cricket and gave a big shock to his loved ones. You know, Dhoni has not played any international cricket since the 2019 World Cup last year.
Dhoni may have announced his retirement from international cricket, but his fans can see him playing in the IPL. With regard to the current IPL, he has also joined his team Chennai Super Kings.
Dhoni’s cricket career
Mahendra Singh Dhoni started his international cricket journey against Test cricket on 2 December against Sri Lanka. After that, on 23 December the same year, he made his debut in ODI cricket against Bangladesh. Dhoni played 90 Tests, 341 ODIs and 98 T20 matches. In which he has scored 4876 runs in Tests, 10,500 in ODIs and 1,617 in T20.
Dhoni’s batting average is 38.09 in Tests, 50.72 in ODIs and 37.60 in T20. In the Test, Dhoni has 6 centuries and 33 half-centuries, while in ODIs, 10 centuries and 71 half-centuries. He has only two half-centuries in T20.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been honored with many awards including Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri Mahendra Singh Dhoni has received honorary lieutenant colonel. Mahi of Jharkhand Ranchi was given the Padma Bhushan in 2018, the Padma Shri in 2009 and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2007. Apart from this, ICC Player of the Cricketer was elected for two consecutive years in 2008 and 2009. Apart from this, the ICC also selected the captain of Planning XI in 2009, 2010 and 2013.
Dhoni among the most successful captains of Team India
Dhoni is included in the successful captains of Team India. Known as Captain Cool, Dhoni led India to victories in three major ICC tournaments under his captaincy, the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007, the Cricket World Cup in 2011 and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. Apart from this, after defeating Australia 4–0, they also captured the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. On 2 September 2014, he led India to victory in the ODI series in England after 24 years.