From 1929 hrs Consider Me Retired -MS Dhoni

From 1929 hrs Consider Me Retired -MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni, the most successful captain in Indian cricket history, winner of 3 ICC trophies at last announces his retirement. Dhoni confirmed it via instagram.

And the Legend hangs his Jersey.

The former captain of the Indian cricket team, MS Dhoni, announced that he will retire from international cricket matches, bringing the curtain to the 16-year legendary career of one of the country’s greatest limit cricketers. After retiring, Dhoni became India's most successful captain in restricted international competitions. He won three ICC trophies-2007 T20 World Cup, 2011 50 World Cup, and 2013 ICC Champions Cup-the only one to do Captain at this point.

On the evening of 15th August 39-year-old Mahendra Singh Dhoni, confirmed it through a video on Instagram with the caption:Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired.
Although, fan were sad and heart broken after this announcement, decided to post his achivements and their favourite memories through social media showing love and respect for his spectacular career.

The announcement means that Dhoni's last Indian game will continue to be the semi-final of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, and India will lose to New Zealand in 18 games. This was his 350th ODI, in which he scored 50 points on 72 goals before being thrown out by a deep Martin Guptill bullet. By the way, Dhoni also ran out of his first ODI.

After retiring from test cricket in December 2014 with 4,876 runs from 90 matches, Dhoni continued playing for the ODI and T20I. With 10,733 runs, Dhoni is fifth on the list of India's top scorers in ODI history, behind Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid. His overall numbers in India are staggering: 538 matches, 17,266 runs, 16 centuries, 108 fifties, 359 sixes, 829 layoffs.

Dhoni's future has been a hot topic of speculation since his leave from cricket after the World Cup in India ended. Since losing to New Zealand, Dhoni has not played any form of cricket in the past year, suggesting he may have played for the last time for India. However, Dhoni would make an appearance at the IPL, where he will captain the Chennai Super Kings in the 13th season of the United Arab Emirates tournament.


Journey- Ground to Clouds.

Dhoni broke into the scene as a vibrant & enegetic 23-year-old and made his debut in the ODI match between India and Bangladesh in December 2004 but surprise-surprise got Duck run-out(call it performance anxiety/nervousness), though stayed to fill in for wicket-keepers position for the 2004/5 tour. But that didn't stop him, following year, he defeated his debut ODI 100-148 vs Pakistan in Vizag, which made him famous. Later the same year, he scored 183 home runs against Sri Lanka in Jaipur. This was his highest individual score in ODI and the best result ever obtained by a keeper in ODI. In 2006, Dhoni registered his debut in the Test Top 100 (148 against Pakistan in Faisalabad, imposing a brutal knock on Brazil’s OFDI leg to help the Indian team win 4-1 Five games.

Following a disappointing 2007 World Cup in the West Indies, Dhoni was cared for India's young team as they were set to play the first-ever T20 World Cup in South Africa, where India beat Pakistan in a thrilling final to win the title. From that moment on, Dhoni's career as a batsman and captain took off and reached unprecedented heights. In March 2008, he led India to victory in three CB series in Australia, beating the hosts in the finals one by one.

Captain takeover in testing when Anil Kumble retired in late 2008, in 2009, Dhoni led India to the top of the ICC Test rankings for the first time and won a series of tests in New Zealand, making him the force to be to count. He overtook Sourava Ganguly as India's most successful test captain and improved his captain's record to 27 wins in 60 games, a record until last year before Virat Kohli improved it.

In 2010, under the leadership of Dhoni, India won the Asian Cup for 15 years and defeated Sri Lanka in the final. This is the ideal way to warm up for the next thing. The World Cup returned to India 15 years later. India has become a popular choice to raise the most respected cricket trophy. Under Dhoni’s leadership, India has realized its 28-year dream. Struggling to run in the race, Dhoni kept his best result. He scored an unbeaten 91 points to help India catch up with 275 against Sri Lanka.

After the World Cup, Dhoni's captain strength in the test game began to weaken. India lost 0-4 in England and Australia, but Dhoni revived his captain career by leading India to the 2013 ICC championship trophy, thus completing the three consecutive ICC trophies. Dhoni won India nearly three world championships, but he could not completely lead the team to surpass. India finished runner-up in the 2014 T20 World Championships in Bangladesh, followed by the 2015 World Cup and the first semi-finals of the 2016 T20 World Championships. In January 2016, Dhoni led India to defeat Australia 3-0 in T20I.


In January 2017, Dhoni resigned as captain of India's limited over’s, but continued to play on. In the second game since his announcement, Dhoni broke into a century-defeating India 134 in the cuttack game against England-2-1 in the series. It turns out that this will be his last ODI century. Dhoni played an important part of India's 2019 World Cup campaign under the leadership of Kohli. In this two-day semifinals against New Zealand, he almost brought India home. He left the venue without showing much emotion, a feature that has become synonymous with Dhoni throughout his career.

As soon as MS Dhoni confirmed his retirement news, former Indian cricket team player Suresh Raina also gave hints to the public about rest of his international cricket career through an Instagram post. 

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