Former Captain MS Dhoni (Photo Credit: File)
At the time when India was celebrating 74th Independence Day, former captain of Team India Mahendra Singh Dhoni unexpectedly announced his retirement from international cricket. Ahead of Indian Premier Legue season 13 to be held in UAE from Sep 19, the announcement of cool captain's retirement has dishearten fans of Indian cricket. However, MS Dhoni has not been on the cricket ground from last 13 months.
Team India's star cricketer MS Dhoni announced his retirement today evening on his official Instagram page. Not only Indian fans, cool captain will be missed from the ground by his crazy fans across the teams internationally. Of course, cricket fans will miss him standing promptly behind the wickets for Indian team. What India will miss mostly is his signature style helicopter shots and running fast between the wickets. However, MS Dhoni will continue to play for IPL and his fans can enjoy signature style cricket.
Cool Captain's Rise
Former Captain Dhoni made his Test debut on 2 December 2005 against Sri Lanka at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, while he played the last Test match against Australia on 26 December 2014 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. In the one-day international cricket format, Dhoni played his first match against Bangladesh on 23 December 2004 at MA Aziz Stadium while on 9 July 2019, he played his last one day international against New Zealand at Old Trafford. MS Dhoni's first T20 matches was against South Africa on December 1, 2006. India won the first T20 World Cup tournament next year under his captiancy. Dhoni played his last T20 International match against Australia on 27 February 2019.
Away from stadium for last 13 months
The 39-year-old MS Dhoni had announced his retirement from Test cricket in much earlier in 2014 unexpectedly. Although, he was the part of the Indian cricket team in ODIs and T20s. From now onwards, MS Dhoni has retired from international cricket. MS Dhoni has led Team India in all three formats of cricket. Former Captain MS Dhoni has many credits and won accolodes and appreciation. The scintalitating star-achievement of his carrer includes India T20 World Cup 2007, World Cup 2011 and Champions Trophy 2013 among many others. MS Dhoni won two World Cups for India under his captaincy. He has been wondeful and the most successful wicket-keeper and the batsman in Indian cricket. Dhoni made Team India winner in the first ever played T20 World Cup under his captaincy. India again clinched this feat under his captaincy in 2011. He gave India most desired and wished for the World Cup, making Team India a world champion, after almost 28 years. He made India again a world champion under his captaincy again in the year 2011 in cricket.
MS Dhoni was a champion of cricket in every format.