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End of an era! MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket ..


Deepesh Sharma  

New Delhi, Aug 15 (HS) Former captain of the Indian cricket team and veteran player, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has retired from international cricket. Dhoni, who will lead the Chennai Super Kings in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) in the United Arab Emirates, posted a video on Instagram announcing his retirement. 

Dhoni wrote, "Thanks a lot for your love and support throughout. From 19:29 hrs consider me as retired." 

Dhoni last played in the Indian Jersey in the 2019 World Cup semi-final against New Zealand at Old Trafford. Since then he was away from international cricket, since then there has been speculation about his future.

Dhoni retired from Test cricket in Australia on 30 December 2014, after which he also relinquished the captaincy of the ODI team in January 2017. The 37-year-old Dhoni, who hails from Ranchi, led India in 199 ODIs and 72 T20 matches. 

Dhoni, who was named captain of the Indian cricket team in 2007, led India to the top of the World Test rankings. He is the only player to captain who has captained India in more than 50 matches in all three formats. After making his debut in international cricket in the year 2004, Dhoni proved himself with his consistent performance in Indian cricket. 

After being named the captain of the T20 team in 2007, Dhoni won India the title of the first T20 World Cup held in South Africa. After this, at the behest of Rahul Dravid, Dhoni was made the captain of the ODI team and after the retirement of Anil Kumble, he was appointed as the full-time captain of the Indian team. 

 There were many ups and downs in Dhoni's career, but in 2011, there was a significant change in his captaincy career. India defeated Sri Lanka in the final of the 2011 World Cup and won the World Cup after 28 years under his captaincy.

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