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MS Dhoni Announces Much-awaited Retirement From International Cricket
By CricShots - Aug 15, 2020 8:27 pm
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Legendary Indian cricketer, MS Dhoni decides to announce his retirement from all forms of the game in the occasion of the 74th Independence day. He is the only captain in the history of cricket to win all the three ICC trophies (T20 World Cup 2007, ODI World Cup 2011, Champions Trophy 2013).

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni

Dhoni, who will be leading the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, Chennai Super Kings in the upcoming edition in UAE. On Saturday, he posted a video on Instagram announcing his decision. Captioning the post, Dhoni wrote, “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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Dhoni played his last International match when India suffered a loss against New Zealand in the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup in Old Trafford. Since then there were a lot of speculations making rounds regarding his future in international cricket, with the emergence of players like Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, and  Sanju Samson in recent times.

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Earlier this year, BCCI had decided to drop him the central contracts list but there were still rumors that Dhoni would not retire from international cricket. The upcoming edition of the IPL was seen as the tournament which could have paved his way for him making a comeback in the national squad.

Dhoni made his international debut in the Indian ODI squad in 2004 against Bangladesh but announced his arrival with a blistering 148 against Pakistan at Vizag. The World Cup-winning skipper is the third in the list of most dismissals as a wicket-keeper batsman. Apart from Mark Boucher and Adam Gilchrist, he is the only gloveman to have more than 800 dismissals in international cricket.

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With the bat, MS Dhoni is one of the very players in the history of cricket, who have scored in excess of 10,000 runs in ODIs. In Tests, he has scored nearly 5,000 runs while in T20Is, he has more than 1,600 runs.

Here is how Twitterati reacted to his retirement: