A legend of the Indian cricket team, MS Dhoni, whose finest hour was to captain India to their second ODI World Cup title in 2011 on home soil, announced his retirement from the international game on August 15.
Dhoni, who will lead the Chennai Super Kings into battle in the upcoming IPL in UAE, posted a video on Instagram announcing his decision. Dhoni is currently in Chennai with the Chennai Super Kings squad and will be part of a training camp before they leave for UAE.
Not just the 2011 World Cup, where Dhoni finished things off with an iconic six over long-on against Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, he also captained India to victory in the inaugural edition of the World T20 in 2007 in South Africa.
India won three ICC Champions Trophy titles with him at the helm in 2010, 2013 and 2014. Dhoni was also captain of India when they were the top ranked Test side between December 2009 and June 2011. He was also the captain when India won the Asia Cup in 2010 and 2016.
Domestically, in the IPL, Dhoni has led Chennai Super Kings to three titles and will be looking add a fourth before the end of the year.
Dhoni wrote, "Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout.from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired."
Dhoni's last outing in an India jersey was when they lost against New Zealand in the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup in Old Trafford. He made 50 off 72 deliveries on that day.