MS Dhoni Retires From International Cricket

MS Dhoni retires from international cricket, as he brought the curtain down on his over 15-year career as an India cricketer when he posted on Instagram, calling an end to his international playing career.

MS Dhoni has been one of the best wicket-keepers to play international cricket and his record speaks for itself. He has last played for India in the World Cup 2019 semi-final loss to New Zealand at Old Trafford in Manchester.

The announcement came a day after he joined his Chennai Super kings teammates in Chennai ahead of this year’s IPL in the UAE.

Dhoni quit international cricket with a cool post on his Instagram account on 15th August, which happened to be India’s 74th Independence day.

Dhoni wrote along with the video on Instagram: “Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. From 1929 hrs consider me as Retired,”.

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Twitter Reacts After MS Dhoni Announces His Retirement From International Cricket

Social media was abuzz with tributary posts for the legendary Indian captain, with fans expressing their heartfelt thanks to MS Dhoni and wishing him luck for his future endeavours.

KKR skipper and wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik tweeted “This is the last photo taken after our semis at the World Cup.lots of great memories through this journey. I hope the @bcci retire the #7 jersey in white ball cricket Red heart Good luck with your second innings in life , I’m sure you’ll have a lot of surprises for us there too,”.

“The man who immortalised jersey no.7, whose sharp mind and a cool head earned him the tag of #CaptionCool , the man who fulfilled billion indian dreams by two World Cup trophies and who bid adieu in his inimitable style. Congratulations #MSDhoni on an outstanding career #Thala,” Mithali Raj wrote on Twitter.

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said in an official release issued by BCCI. “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,” he added.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India’s former captain has played 90 test, 350 One-day Internationals (ODIs) and 98 T20 Internationals (T20Is).

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