On 15th August 2020, MS Dhoni, Indian cricket’s most successful captain with three ICC trophies, announced his retirement. He made the confirmation through a video on Instagram (IGTV video). Here we update you with MS Dhoni Retirement News when Dhoni retired etc.
MS Dhoni, the former captain of our Indian cricket team, has announced his retirement from international cricket. As a result, he brings an end to a near 16-year-long golden aged career of one of the country’s greatest cricketers. Dhoni is said to be India’s most successful captain in limited-overs internationals. Moreover, he is the only captain to successfully make the path to three ICC trophies. These three trophies are the 2007 T20 World Cup, 50-over World Cup in 2011, and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. Read for MS Dhoni Retirement News.
When Dhoni retired?
This announcement ‘MS Dhoni Retires From International Cricket’ was made on 15th August 2020. It is to be noticed that he took the special day of Indian Independence Day (15th August) to make this announcement. He announced this before the IPL ( Indian Premier League) 2020. However, he will be a part of the Chennai Super Kings(CSK). He will not play International matches but we will all be enjoying the show of the legend on the fields in the IPL.
At what age did Dhoni retire?
MS Dhoni announced his retirement at the age of 39 years. As a result, this brings an end to a near 16-year-long golden aged career of one of the country’s greatest cricketers. In this 16 years long career, he has left us with many memorable moments. Moreover, he had served as the captain for the Indian cricket team in limited-overs formats from 2007 to 2016 and in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014. Dhoni had begun this international cricket career in December 2004. He made his debut in ODI in December 2004 against Bangladesh.
How did Dhoni announce his retirement from International Cricket?
Dhoni made a confirmation through an IGTV video( A video on Instagram). It was captioned as: “Thanks – Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. From 1929 hrs consider me as Retired.”
You can view the video which was posted by MS Dhoni on his Instagram account here .
MS Dhoni Retires From International Cricket: how many cricketers reacted to this?
His presence in the International matches will certainly be missed because he was one of a kind.
A little about the star player
To date, MS Dhoni is the only captain to successfully make the path to three ICC trophies!
Dhoni is considered to be one of the best captains because he is the only captain to successfully brought the three ICC trophies to our nation. These three trophies are the: Firstly, the 2007 T20 World Cup, secondly, 50-over World Cup in 2011, and thirdly 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. As a result, of these achievements, many players get inspired by him. In conclusion, MS Dhoni will always be remembered. Moreover, he has made our nation proud.
“It is the end of an era. What a player he has been for the country and world cricket. His leadership qualities have been something, which will be hard to match, especially in the shorter format of the game. His batting in one-day cricket in his early stages made the world stand up and notice his flair and sheer natural brilliance. Every good thing comes to an end and this has been an absolutely brilliant one. He has set the standards for the wicketkeepers to come and make a mark for the country. He will finish with no regrets on the field. An outstanding career; I wish him the best in life.”– Mr Sourav Ganguly, President, BCCI
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is truly a gem. He is an inspiration for many players. He is a right-handed middle-order batsman and wicketkeeper. Dhoni is hardworking and determined. As a result, he has made his place in one of the best cricketers today. Above all, he is an inspiration for many because he is motivating people to be hard-working and humble. Retirement of MS Dhoni maybe a piece of sad news but we still have a great figure to remember.
- 2018: Padma Bhushan( which is India’s third-highest civilian award)
- 2009: Padma Shri (which is India’s fourth-highest civilian award)
- 2007−08: Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (which is India’s highest honor for achievement in sports)
- 2011: Indian Territorial Army conferred the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. After Kapil Dev, Dhoni is the only Indian cricketer to get this honor.
International records in his game
- Represented our nation in 350 ODIs, 90 Tests and 98 T20 Internationals
- Dhoni served as a captain for 332 international matches. And this is by far the greatest number.
- Dhoni is indeed the most successful wicketkeeper. This is because he holds his record of 195 stumpings and 634 catches in international matches.
- He has a record of 10,773 runs in ODI. As a result, he is among the most successful cricketers of this format.
- Dhoni also holds the record of most International Matches as a captain. Moreover, the number is 332 which is a huge figure.
Editor’s Note: MS Dhoni Retires From International Cricket
Everyone be it a cricket lover or not was sad to receive the MS Dhoni Retirement news. This is because this legend has a huge fan following. Dhoni has made our proud by bringing home cups and victories. As a result, the youth of India looks up to him as their idol. He is a very determined person. Dhoni is called captain cool because of his calmness and critical thinking. Despite any hardship or problem, he never gave up. He fought and followed his passion and dreams. Moreover, he never gives in what so ever. After all, this made him what he is today. One can learn a lot from this personality. In addition, we can always remain entertained and mesmerized by the helicopter shot clips.
Read more MS Dhoni Retirement News at the the official site of BCCI.