Discussions about MS Dhoni’s retirement have been going on for a long time. Finally, Mahendra Singh Dhoni said goodbye to international cricket.
The former Indian captain MS Dhoni has announced his retirement from international cricket. He has posted this announcement on Instagram post on Saturday.
However, Dhoni did not write clearly whether he retired from all forms of cricket or not. The chief executive of his IPL team Chennai Super Kings recently said, they want Dhoni at least until 2022.
Dhoni’s announcement means the 350th ODI was the last international match of his career. Dhoni scored 50 runs in the semi-final match against New Zealand in the last World Cup. He has also played 90 Tests and 98 T20s for the country.
Considered one of the best finishers of all time, Dhoni has been out of cricket since the England World Cup. There was no shortage of discussions about his retirement at this time. In the end he decided. Dhoni announced his retirement from Test cricket in the middle of his 2014 tour of Australia. This time he also left limited overs cricket.
He has scored more than 15,000 runs in his international career which started in 2004. There are 16 centuries and more than 800 dismissals as keepers. However, only these numbers failed to highlight Dhoni’s influence in the Indian team. For unconventional style and affordability and for cooling head under intense pressure; He will be remembered as one of the best keeper-batsman.
MS Dhoni: As a Successful Indian Captain:
MS Dhoni is one of the most successful captains in Indian cricket. The country won its first T20 World Cup title in 2007 after taking his leadership. Under his captaincy, they won the ODI World Cup in 2011 at home. It was the second ICC World Cup wining by India. He also led the team to winning the Champions Trophy in 2013. For the first time, India led Dhoni to the top of the Test rankings.
Dhoni is alone on a page in the record book! He is the only captain to have won ODI World Cup, T20 World Cup and Champions Trophy.
MS Dhoni has batted at number five-six most of his career. He is still one of the five cricketers to score 10,000 runs for India in ODI cricket. Above all, he played 350 ODIs and scored 10,773 runs at an average of 50.57. 10 centuries, 73 half centuries. He has played 98 T20s. He has scored 1,617 runs, an average of 37.70 and a half century.
MS Dhoni left his test career six years ago. He has played 90 matches in this edition. He has scored 4,876 runs with six centuries and 33 half-centuries, averaging 38.09.
Dhoni was outstanding as a wicket-keeper with leadership qualities and batting ability. In international cricket, 829 dismissals, 634 catches and 195 stumpings. He is the third most dismissed keeper in the history of international cricket. South Africa’s Mark Boucher tops the list with 996 dismissals. Australia’s Adam Gilchrist in second place is 905.