Captain cool of Team India Mahendra Singh Dhoni today announced his retirement from the international cricket. The news came as a shock to his fans who were expecting to see him playing for India for a few more years.
Dhoni played his last match against New Zealand in the Semifinals of 2019 World Cup.
MS Dhoni broke the news by posting an emotional video on his Instagram account.
End of an Era
Unimaginable popularity, a success that can easily make anyone jealous, and his game that made the audience bow- Mahendra Singh Dhoni a small-town boy with big dreams, made it through all the odds to achieve his goals. Dhoni is the only international captain to win 3 ICC trophies. India brought home the second World Cup in 2011 under his leadership.
Dhoni was awarded the honorary rank of a lieutenant colonel with the Indian Territorial Army in 2011. In 2015, he became a qualified paratrooper after having completed five parachute training jumps from Indian Army aircraft in the Agra training camp.
MS Dhoni is an inspiration to millions of youngsters who dream to get the jersey of Team India someday. His millions of fans are heartbroken over his retirement announcement.
Cricket fraternity and Dhonis fans poured in wishes on social media. “World cricket will miss the helicopter shots, Mahi! “, said the Home Minister, Shri Amit Shah.
.@msdhoni has mesmerized millions through his unique style of cricket. I hope he will continue to contribute towards strengthening Indian cricket in the times to come. Best wishes for his future endeavours.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 15, 2020
World cricket will miss the helicopter shots, Mahi!
I join millions of cricket fans across the globe to thank @msdhoni for his unparalleled contributions to Indian Cricket. His cool temperament has turned several hot encounters in India’s favour. Under his captaincy India was crowned World Champions twice in different formats.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 15, 2020
Your contribution to Indian cricket has been immense, @msdhoni. Winning the 2011 World Cup together has been the best moment of my life. Wishing you and your family all the very best for your 2nd innings. pic.twitter.com/5lRYyPFXcp— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 15, 2020
To have a player like him,Mission Impossible. Na Koi Hai,Na Koi Tha, Na Koi Hoga MS ke jaisa. Players will come & go but there won’t be a calmer man like him. Dhoni with his connect with people having aspirations was like a family member to many cricket lovers. Om Finishaya Namah pic.twitter.com/glemkBUwWT— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 15, 2020
Well Played! @msdhoni— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) August 15, 2020
You took India’s name to the pinnacle of world cricket with your performance and leadership. Every Indian is proud of you.
My best wishes on your next innings.
From “India A” to “The India” our journey has been full of question marks, commas, blanks & exclamations. Now as you put a full stop to your chapter, I can tell u from experience that the new phase is as exciting and there’s no limit to DRS here!!! Well played @msdhoni @BCCI— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 15, 2020
Dhoni along with the Chennai Superkings team has left for UAE for the upcoming IPL 2020 season.