“Consider me as retired” MS Dhoni Retires from International Cricket

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On Saturday, MS Dhoni made the announcement of his retirement on an Instagram post. Thus the 74th Independence day becomes remarkable in the history of Cricket.

MS Dhoni's Retirement
MS Dhoni’s Retirement

It’s been over 12 months since he has played the last match for India. Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s retirement from International cricket puts a stop on his era of cricket. Dhoni on Saturday announced his retirement silently through an Instagram post. Making the 74th independence day remarkable in the history of Cricket, the caption of the post reads,

“Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired”. The post also consists of a glimpse of a few collated images of his successful career. So, let us go back in time and take a look at the magnificent career of this sportsman who has made India proud on several occasions.

MS Dhoni's Retirement
MS Dhoni’s Retirement

MS Dhoni’s Contribution:

Mahi, a 23-year-old Mahendra Singh Dhoni, began his career with being run out on the first ball of his debut match in Chattogram against Bangladesh on December 23, 2004. It was the semifinal of the world cup when he attempted to take a second run against New Zealand on July 9, 2019, and got run out.

Mahi took over the deserved captaincy from Rahul Dravid in 2007. His impeccable leadership quality helped the Indian cricket team to reach its peak. Under his captaincy, India won numerous crowns. The 2007 ICC World T20, the 2010 and 2016 Asia Cups, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, and the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 are a few to name. Mahi’s contribution to the Indian cricket team is indeed commendable. The right-handed batsman has one of the highest run-scorers in One Day Internationals. He scored over 10,000 runs in One Day Internationals (ODIs). Therefore, he is recognised as one of the best wicket-keepers and captains globally.

MS Dhoni's Retirement
MS Dhoni’s Retirement (Image source: Cricketaddictor.com)

In 2009, MS Dhoni took the Indian cricket team to the number one position for the first time in the ICC Test rankings. When India won against England in the final of the Champions Trophy in June 2013, Dhoni was declared the first captain to win all three ICC trophies. Those trophies are World Cup, Champions Trophy, and the World T20. If you want to get MS Dhoni’s stats in detail, scroll down.

MS Dhoni’s Stats:

Though Ms Dhoni’s retirement news left his fans stunned, his performance makes him unique to the Indian cricket team. Being a right-handed batsman, Dhoni has mind-boggling stats. Let’s take a look at it.

Batting Stats:

Format M Inn No Runs HS Avg BF BF SR 100s 50s
Test (2005-14) 90 144 16 4876 224 38.1 8249 265 59.1 6 33
ODI (2004-19) 350 297 84 10773 183* 50.6 12303 145 87.6 10 73
T20I (2006-19) 98 85 42 1617 56 37.6 1282 36 126.1 0 2
IPL (2008-19) 190 170 65 4432 84* 42.2 3215 48 137.8 0 23
T20 (2006-19) 317 283 117 6621 84* 39.9 4882 48 135.6 0 27
List-A (2000-19) 423 364 99 13353 183* 50.4 15076 145 17 87
1st Class (2000-14) 131 210 19 7054 224 36.9 11145 265 63.3 9 47

 

Fielding Stats:

As he is called one of the best wicket-keepers in cricket history, here is MS Dhoni’s field statistics:

Format Catches Stumpings Run Outs
Test (2005-14) 256 38 3
ODI (2004-19) 321 123 22
T20I (2006-19) 57 34 8
IPL (2008-19) 98 38 21
T20 (2006-19) 170 83 34
List-A (2000-19) 402 141 29
1st Class (2000-14) 363 59 3

MS Dhoni’s Awards:

MS Dhoni’s retirement doesn’t only make the fans emotional but also reduces excitement during a match. If we take a tour down the memory lane, there’s no room for doubt that, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s achievement is jaw-dropping and makes every Indian and cricket fan proud of him. Hence he was honoured with awards several times. He has been a recipient of awards like ICC ODI Player of the Year Award in 2008 and 2009. Dhoni is the first player to bag this award twice in a row.

He also received awards such as the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. He was also honoured with India’s fourth highest civilian honour, Padma Shri in 2009. A feather in his cap was added when he was awarded India’s third highest civilian honour, Padma Bhushan, in 2018.

On November 1, 2011, the IndianTerritorial Army conferred Dhoni the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Such an honour makes him the second Indian cricketer after Kapil Dev to receive such an honour.

MS Dhoni's Retirement
MS Dhoni’s Retirement

Emphasising his achievements, he was selected eight times in ICC World ODI XI teams and five times as captain.

MS Dhoni’s retirement from the blue and white jersey was unexpectedly shocking. Some of the fans are still mourning over MS Dhoni’s retirement. All we can do now is wait patiently to see him with his whistle-podu on the field in yellow. Do you know who all are retaining with Chennai Super Kings along with MS Dhoni this year? If not, give the article on the same a read from sports.smartzworld.com.

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As Dhoni is one of the big shots in the global brand industry, his current estimated net worth is around $111 million.

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