Today will be marked as the saddest day in the History of Cricket as our very own Mahi has announced his retirement from International cricket.
Dhoni put a full stop on his long illustrious 15 years career as an Indian cricketer as he announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Saturday. MS Dhoni has been one of the best wicket-keepers to play International Cricket & it’s quite evident from his impressive records. The outstanding former skipper has last played for team India in the World Cup 2019 semi-final which India lost to New Zealand at Old Trafford in Manchester.
MS Dhoni took to Instagram to announce an end to his cricketing career with team India by capturing his illustrious journey with the national team. He captioned the post as, “Thanks a lot for your love and support throughout from 1929 hrs. consider me as Retired”.
Dhoni who had announced his retirement from test cricket in 2014 & has played 350 ODIs & 98 T20Is. Till date, Dhoni has played 350 ODIs in which he has scored 10773 runs at an average of 50.57. He has 10 centuries & 73 fifties registered on his name.
Let’s have a quick overview of Dhoni’s spectacular cricketing career which has written his name in ‘Golden words’ in the history of Cricket. Dhoni has scalped 1617 runs in 98 T20Is at an average of 37.60, including two half-centuries. In January 2019, MS Dhoni has achieved another milestone in his cricketing career as he became fifth Indian & 12th Overall in ODI history to score a massive 10,000 runs. Dhoni has achieved this record during his first ODI against Australia at the SCG on January 12.
Dhoni joined the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, Kumar Sangakkara, Brian Lara and Sanath Jayasuriya on the elite list. The 2011 World Cup winning Captain is the only second wicket-keeper batsman to touch the 10000 runs mark. Sangakkara was the first designated wicket-keeper batsman to achieve the landmark.
Under Dhoni’s Captaincy, India lifted the 50 over World Cup in 2011 & the World Twenty-20 in 2007. Dhoni also led India to the ICC Champions Trophy triumph in 2013 in England.