“Consider me as retired” – MS Dhoni announces retirement from international cricket

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Indian cricket team’s former captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced he is retiring from international cricket on Saturday, after decades-long career dotted with wins and glory.

The wicket-keeper and batsman who has won India World Cup took to Instagram and announce his formal resignation from International cricket.

“Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. From 1929 hrs consider me as Retired,” he wrote sharing a video clip with him in the various iconic moments of his career, with the song ‘Mai Pal Do Pal Ka Shayar Hun’ from the Amitabh Bachchan’s film ‘Kabhie Kabhie’ playing in the background.

Dhoni’s wife Sakshi Singh responded to the post with heart and ‘praying hands’ emoji.

“Dilo se kaise retire hoge mahi bhai?” one Instagram user wrote. “You will always be our captain,” Youtuber Tanmay Bhatt wrote.

Virat Kohli pens emotional note

Current Indian captain penned down an emotional note while sharing an image of himself and Dhoni on the field. Virat Kohli wrote:

“Every cricketer has to end his journey one day, but still when someone you’ve gotten to know so closely announces that decision, you feel the emotion much more.

What you’ve done for the country will always remain in everyone’s heart, but the mutual respect and warmth I’ve received from you will always stay in mine.

The world has seen achievements, I’ve seen the person. Thanks for everything skip. I tip my hat to you 👏🇮🇳 @mahi7781.”

Known for his excellent captaincy and poise on the field during times of stress, ‘Captain Cool’ has a brilliant track-record behind him and sheer standards for the forerunners to cross.

Ms. Dhoni also remains the only captain to grab all the major ICC trophies including 50-plus World Cups, T20 World Cup, and Champions Trophy.

Dhoni will continue to captain IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for 2020.