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On this day last year, MS Dhoni announced retirement from international cricket | Cricket News


NEW DELHI: It was on this day last year when World Cup-winning former India captain MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket.
Taking to Instagram, the wicketkeeper-batsman had shared a video on August 15, 2020, and captioned the post, "Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. From 1929 hrs consider me as Retired." The video had the iconic song 'Mai pal do pal ka shayar hu' from Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan's movie 'Kabhie Kabhie' playing in the background.
Dhoni played 350 ODIs with his highest score being 183 against Sri Lanka. He also remains the only captain to win all major ICC trophies (50-over World Cup, T20 World Cup and Champions Trophy).
Also referred to as 'Captain Cool', Dhoni is known for his calmness and exquisite captaincy on the field. Over the years, he cemented his place as one of the finest wicket-keepers across the world. His agility behind the stumps played a hand in many crucial wickets for India.
Dhoni is also known for his knack of opting for video referrals successfully and many have often jokingly remarked to change the DSR's name from Decision Review System to 'Dhoni Review System'.
In December 2014, he announced his retirement from Tests and gave a chance to the likes of Wriddhiman Saha. Dhoni called time on his Test career after playing 90 Tests, managing to score 4,876 runs at an average of 38.09.
Then in 2017, he handed over the captaincy to Virat Kohli in the 50-over format. Under Dhoni's leadership, India also managed to attain the number one ranking in Test cricket.
Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings has also won the cash-rich league thrice under Dhoni's leadership.
Following in the footsteps of Dhoni, his team-mate and 2011 World Cup winner Suresh Raina also quit international cricket on the same day last year.

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August 15, 2021, 6:37 am

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