"Consider Me Retired": MS Dhoni
Ms Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket, bringing down the curtain on his over 15-year career as an India player.
MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday, as he brought the curtain down on his over 15-year career as an India cricketer when he posted on Instagram, calling an end to his international playing career. MS Dhoni has been one of the best wicket-keepers to play international cricket and his record speaks for itself. The 39-year-old last played for India in the World Cup 2019 semi-final loss to New Zealand at Old Trafford in Manchester, played over two days on July 9 and 10.
"Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout.from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired," MS Dhoni wrote along with an Instagram post of a montage capturing his career with the national team.
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.
Dhoni amassed 1617 runs in 98 T20Is at an average of 37.60, including two half-centuries.
In January 2019, Dhoni added another feather to his cap as he became fifth Indian and 12th overall in ODI history to score 10,000 runs. The former India skipper achieved the milestone during first ODI against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 12.
Dhoni joined the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, Kumar Sangakkara, Brian Lara and Sanath Jayasuriya on the elite list.
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. Dhoni also led India to the ICC Champions Trophy triumph in 2013 in England.