MS Dhoni announces retirement from international cricket ahead of IPL 2020
MS Dhoni retired from international cricket on Independence Day (August 15). He announced his retirement on Instagram
Bengaluru: Ahead of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020), MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday evening (August 15).
He took to his Instagram account to announce his retirement from the game. Dhoni is set to lead Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPL 2020 from September 19 to November 10 in the UAE.
On his Instagram account, Dhoni wrote, "Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout.from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired." He had not played for India since July 2019 when he wore India jersey in the ICC World Cup 2019 semi-final against New Zealand.
Soon after he announced his decision, social media was flooded with messages for Dhoni, one of the greatest captains in cricket. He is the only skipper to have won all three ICC trophies (World T20 in 2007, World Cup 2011 and Champions Trophy 2013).
The 39-year-old Dhoni, who made his international debut in 2004, played in 90 Tests, 350 ODIs and 98 T20Is. He had retired from Test cricket in December 2014. His last international game was on July 9, 2019, against New Zealand where he scored 50 runs.
In his illustrious career, Dhoni scored 4,876 Test, 10,773 ODI and 1,617 T20I runs.