MS Dhoni, AKA captain cool, wrote, “Thanks a lot for your love and support throughout 1929 hrs consider me as Retired.” He called time on his international career. With the nation celebrating its 74th Independence Day on August 15, Dhoni quietly dropped the bomb on his Instagram handle with a montage of various moments from his cricket career and his favourite song, ‘Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shayar Hoon’ playing in the background.
He shocked everyone in 2014 when he announced retirement from Test cricket midway through the tour of Australia but continued playing limited-overs cricket. His last appearance in India jersey was back in the 2019 ODI World Cup semifinals when India lost to New Zealand.
MAIDEN ODI HUNDRED
Promoted to number 3 in the batting request as a special hitter, Dhoni demonstrated he was fit for playing something other than an appearance. 15 fours and 4 sixes in his thump of 148 remainings Pakistan dazed and Indians fans ridiculous with delight.
MAIDEN TEST HUNDRED
MS Dhoni took on Shoaib Akhtar in a glimmering counter-assault as the ball travelled to all ground ends at Faisalabad. His 148 included 19 fours and 4 gigantic sixes and helped India save the match.
2007 WORLD T20
A youthful pioneer, driving a group sans Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid, set off to South Africa with almost no desires. MS Dhoni drove from the front; his choices were hailed as strokes of strategic virtuoso, and India beat old foe Pakistan in the last to win the debut World T20.
FIRST OVERSEAS TEST SERIES WIN
Having replaced Anil Kumble as India’s Test commander, Dhoni commended the event by ensuring a 1-0 arrangement triumph in New Zealand. A couple of months after this arrangement, the Jharkhand performer took India to the head of the Test tree, the first run through since the time official rankings were presented.
ICC TEST CAPTAIN
With India having arrived at the prime place in Tests, It wasn’t unexpected when MS Dhoni was named the skipper of the World XI during the ICC Awards, 2010.
Having compromised twice beforehand, MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at long last turned into the heroes of the Indian Premier League (IPL). They crushed Mumbai Indians (MI) in the last.
2010 CL T20
Dhoni drove Chennai Super Kings (CSK) twofold in 2010. They beat Mumbai Indians (MI) in the last of the IPL and afterwards squashed South African establishment, Warriors to attach the Champions League.
2011 WORLD CUP
A definitive victory, India turned into the world heroes filling a hole of 28 years. Driven cleverly by MS Dhoni, India beat Sri Lanka in the last before the boisterous home group in Mumbai. The captain drove from the front, elevating himself to number five, and made an unbeaten 91. It was adept that he scored the triumphant hit, an immense six over long-on off Kulasekara.
FIRST DOUBLE TON
Under fire from all quarters, Dhoni realized India required a major exhibition at home against Australia. The captain took on the test and impacted his first-since forever Test twofold ton at Chennai. His batting included 24 fours and 6 sixes and prepared for a 4-0 arrangement whitewash.
2013 CHAMPIONS TROPHY
Having been destroyed by England in 2011, very few allowed India to do well in the 2013 Champions Trophy. Well, Dhoni had different thoughts. India bulldozed one adversary after another while in transit to winning another esteemed competition. India finished the competition as the main unbeaten team.
“I am on national duty. Everything else can wait.”
“I focus on cricket because it’s something I am good at. After retiring, I want to serve the Indian Army. It has always been about serving the nation.”– MS DHONI