MS Dhoni, considered one of the legends of the Indian cricket team announced his retirement from International Cricket on the evening of 15th August.
The 39-year old is considered one of the best captains in the world and came to limelight when he led the Indian team to win the ICC T20 WC in 2007. After that to follow was history being created by the Wicket-keeper Batsman.
His finest achievement as a captain came in 2011 when he became only the second captain after Kapil Dev in the Indian history to win the World Cup and followed it with a Champions Trophy win in England in 2013.
Dhoni posted his retirement news on his Instagram account via a video with a caption that read- " Thanks a lot for your love and support throughout. From 19:29 hours consider me as Retired."
MS Dhoni announcement comes in the wake of IPL. He will be leading the Chennai Super Kings in the upcoming IPL, which is to be held in UAE this time. As per latest reports the former captain joined the CSK squad on Thursday and will be part of the training camp that is scheduled to leave for UAE in the coming week. With this news coming in, the fans would be wondering if this could also be his last IPL.
Dhoni was last seen playing in the 2019 World Cup, Where the Indian team lost to New Zealand in the semi-final. Post which he was not part of the Indian team. Though there were a lot of speculations over his future, the news of his retirement comes as a shock to his fans.
More news on his retirement is awaited as he is yet to call in for a press conference. He is expected to formalize it in the coming days.
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