MS Dhoni, Indian cricket’s most successful captain announced his retirement from international cricket. Dhoni made the announcement through a video on Instagram, its caption reading: “Thanks. Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. From 1929 hrs consider me as Retired.
Under Dhoni’s captaincy, India won three ICC trophies- 2007 T20 World Cup, One-day international world cup in 2011 and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. He played his last international cricket during the semifinal of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.
Dhoni announced his retirement from Test cricket in December 2014. He continued to play T20Is and ODIs. He led the Indian Cricket team to the semifinal of 2015 World Cup and the semifinal of 2016 World T20. He played 350 ODI matches in which scored 10,733 runs, fifth-highest ODI run-scorer in the country.
After the defeat to New Zealand in the semifinal of 2019 World Cup, he has not played any international cricket in last one year. His future of playing for India was in the conversation.
Your contribution to Indian cricket has been immense, @msdhoni. Winning the 2011 World Cup together has been the best moment of my life. Wishing you and your family all the very best for your 2nd innings. pic.twitter.com/5lRYyPFXcp
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 15, 2020
Along with MS Dhoni, another Indian player Suresh Raina also announced his retirement from international cricket on August 15.