MS DHONI’s RETIREMENT FROM INTERNATIONAL CRICKET
Former Indian captain MS DHONI retired from International Cricket on 15th august. On Saturday he shared a post on Instagram saying- “thanks a lot for your love and support throughout. From 1929 hours consider me as retired”. He was in speculation of many people since India’s semifinal match against New Zealand in Old Trafford. Most of his fans were keen to see him in national jersey. Even many cricketing experts such as Kevin Petersen, Virender Sehwag even wanted to see him in next T20 world cup, which will be played in Australia. Just after his announcement of retirement social media was filled up by emotional posts by his fans. While whole cricket fraternity including his former teammates congratulated him for his amazing career of 16 years.
Although he will be seen playing for CHENNAI SUPER KINGS in IPL in 2020. Even the whole team has started their practice in CHEAPAUK stadium from 14th July.
Dhoni made his international debut in 2004 against BANGLADESH under SOURAV GANGULY’S captaincy. His first series didn’t go well but in the next series against Pakistan he was awarded man of the series. MS DHONI declared his arrival as a sixer king for his outstanding six hitting abilities. After Pakistan series Dhoni didn’t stop at all, he kept performing well& in 2007 inaugural t20 world cup he led India to win the first t20 crown of the world. For his stupendous leadership quality, he was made skipper of the ODI side in 2008& as a result India won the first CB series in Australian soil with a very young side. Under his captaincy India became the no1 test side in 2009 after whitewashing Australian in Border-Gavaskar trophy. In 2011 India won the world cup after 28 years defeating SriLankan team in the finals, where his final six assisted to win the world cup along with his gutsy innings of 91 off 71 balls. In 2013 India won another ICC tournament champion’s trophy due to his sensational captain-ship in the finals in ENGLAND. INDIA won test match against England at LORD’S after 28 years.
2007 WC, 2011 WC ,2013 champion’s trophy has been Dhoni’s best memory of his outstanding cricketing career.
MS DHONI has made 4876 runs in test with the average of 38.1, in which he has 33 half centuries& 6 centuries. While in ODI format he has scored 10773 runs with impressive average of 50.58 along with 73 50s & 10 hundreds. In the shortest format of the game he has 1617 runs with the average of 37.6 which is considered awesome by experts. MS DHONI has always been known for his cool attitude & match finishing skills. That’s why he is given the title ‘captain cool”. DHONI has always won impossible matches for INDIA. he has invented a new cricketing shot “helicopter shot”, which was his signature shot. He has 829 dismissals in his name across all format.
Overall, his career has been a roller coaster journey. Dhoni has always amazed us with his decisions like he took retirement in Australia in an ongoing series. DHONI is considered one of the smartest cricketing brain to play the game & one of the best wicket keeper batsmen of all time. OfCourse India’s best captain of all time. Dhoni has made his fans emotional but he has always stated –” Life Is all about taking the right decisions”. So, he seems happy with his decision.
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