Breaking News: Cricketer MS Dhoni Announces Retirement From International Cricket

Dhoni went on to become the “Captain Cool” of the Indian cricket team. MS Dhoni captained the highest number i.e. 200 ODIs for India so far.

Former captain of the Indian cricket team Mahendra Singh Dhoni has announced his retirement from International Cricket. 39-year-old Dhoni posted a video on Instagram on Saturday evening with the song ‘Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shayar Hoon’. Sharing the song, he wrote – “Thank you for the love and support I always received from you. Think of me as retiring after 7.29 pm this evening.”

Dhoni’s Memorable last ODI

Dhoni last appeared on the field during the World Cup semi-finals last year. Dhoni scored 50 off 72 balls in this semi-final played against New Zealand on 9 July 2019 in Manchester. He was chasing a target of 240 with the batsmen of the lower batting order. He missed the crease by 2 inches on the throw of Guptill. It is believed that India also missed the World Cup by the same 2 inches. Dhoni returned to the pavilion with tears in his eyes.

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Dhoni led to victory in 2 World Cups

Born in Ranchi, Jharkhand (then Bihar), Dhoni went on to become the “Captain Cool” of the Indian cricket team. MS Dhoni captained the highest number i.e. 200 ODIs for India so far. Out of these, India won in 110. He is the third such captain in the world who has captained most ODIs. Under his captaincy, Dhoni has won the country T20 in 2007 and ODI World Cup in 2011 and the Champions Trophy in 2013. In December 2014, he retired from Test cricket.

Dhoni debuted under Ganguly’s captaincy

MS Dhoni played his first match against Bangladesh on 23 December 2004 in Chittagong. Ganguly was the captain then. Ganguly sent Dhoni in his place at No. 3 for batting. However, Dhoni couldn’t give a satisfying performance in this series. He had scored just 19 runs in three ODIs, but he became the most trusted player of the team by playing a memorable inning of 148 off 123 balls against Pakistan in the next series.

Played 90 Tests, 350 ODIs and 98 T20 ODIs

MS Dhoni has played 90 Tests, 350 ODIs and 98 T20s so far. In this, he has scored 4876, 10773 and 1617 runs in each format respectively. Dhoni has scored 4432 runs in 190 matches in the IPL so far. Under his captaincy, CSK won the IPL title twice in 2010 and 2011 in a row.

Won 104 matches as captain, most in IPL

MS Dhoni has won the most matches in the IPL, 104 as captain. The highest number of 99 matches were won for Chennai Super Kings, while 5 matches were won by Rising Pune Supergiants.

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