End of an Incredible era in 2020 : MS Dhoni Retires from International Cricket.August 16, 2020
MS Dhoni, 39, is one of India’s most loved sportspersons. On the field, he was known for his calm demeanour and cool disposition even when things were not going his way.
MS Dhoni, who had announced his retirement from Tests in 2014, has played 350 One-day Internationals (ODIs) and 98 T20 Internationals (T20Is).
In 350 ODIs, Dhoni had scored 10773 runs at an average of 50.57. He has 10 centuries and 73 fifties to his name.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, lovingly called Mahi by fans, on Saturday 15th August 2020 announced his retirement from international cricket. Sharing a video on Instagram, he wrote, “Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. From 1929 hrs consider me as Retired.”
Instagram post by Mahendra Singh Dhoni: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CD6ZQn1lGBi/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
The 2011 World Cup winning captain is only the second wicketkeeper-batsman to touch the 10000-run mark. Sangakkara was the first designated wicketkeeper-batsman to achieve the landmark.
Under Dhoni’s captaincy, India lifted the 50 over World Cup in 2011 and the World Twenty20 in 2007. MS Dhoni also led India to the ICC Champions Trophy triumph in 2013 in England.
Apart from his captaincy, MS Dhoni was also known as one of the best wicket-keepers and a destructive finisher batsman in limited-overs cricket and led the team to several unlikely wins through his batting.
He also found success in the Indian Premier League, leading Chennai Super Kings to victory thrice.
MS Dhoni Numerous Achievements are:
- His 10 sixes in an innings are the sixth highest in ODI cricket.
- He broke the record of Adam Gilchrist for the highest score made by a wicket keeper by scoring 183 runs.
- He holds the record of maximum dismissals by an Indian wicketkeeper in an innings.
- India reached the highest test score of 726-9, under his captaincy.
- He is the only ODI captain to have played at number seven and scored a century. He did it in December 2012 while playing against Pakistan.
- He is the first Indian wicketkeeper to reach 4000 tests runs.