- Dhoni declared on Instagram his retirement from international cricket on Saturday.
- Previous and current cricketers, alongside fans, took to online life to salute the previous Indian captain.
- Dhoni’s wife Sakshi had reacted to the post with a heart and folded hands emojis. However, she followed this up with a heartfelt post on her own Instagram account
MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket
MS Dhoni stunned the world when he declared his retirement from international cricket on Saturday. Numerous previous and current cricketers, alongside fans, took to online life to salute the previous Indian captain, expressing gratitude toward him for his commitment to Indian cricket.
Dhoni declared his retirement from international cricket on Saturday, as he brought the drapery down on his renowned 15-year profession as an India cricketer when he posted on Instagram, calling a conclusion to his international playing career.
Dhoni made this announcement on Instagram
He had made this declaration on Instagram alongside a montage catching his career with the national team.
“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.
Dhoni’s wife Sakshi post a heartfelt message on her Instagram account
Dhoni’s wife Sakshi had reacted to the post with a heart and folded hands emojis. However, she followed this up with a heartfelt post on her own Instagram account.
“You should be proud of what you have achieved. Congratulations on giving your best to the game. I am proud of your accomplishments and the person you are! I am sure you must have held those tears to say goodbye to your passion. Wishing you health, happiness, and wonderful things ahead,” Sakshi Singh Dhoni wrote along with a picture of her husband looking at a sunset.
Sakshi also quoted Maya Angelou in her Instagram post.
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
MS Dhoni had a magnificent career in international cricket
Dhoni made his international debut in an ODI against Bangladesh in December 2004. And played his maiden Test almost a year later against Sri Lanka in Chennai. MS Dhoni was the part of the team that played India’s first-ever T20 international against South Africa in December 2006.
MS Dhoni’s thinking as skipper in limited overs cricket grabbed everybody’s attention and Dhoni was given over Test captaincy after Anil Kumble called time on his career.
Dhoni drove India to the number 1 positioning in the longest format for the first time.
MS Dhoni had just declared his retirement from Tests in 2014. And on Saturday brought the drape down on his gilttering ODI and T20I vocation.
The former Indian captain played 350 One-day Internationals (ODIs) and 98 T20 Internationals (T20Is).
Dhoni amassed 10,773 runs at a normal of 50.57 in the 50-over format. MS Dhoni has 10 centuries and 73 fifties to his name in ODI.
MS Dhoni scored 1,617 runs in 98 T20Is at a normal of 37.60, including two half-hundreds of years.