Former captain of Indian cricket team Mahendra Singh Dhoni has announced his retirement from international cricket. After Mahendra Singh Dhoni retired, an era has come to an end. MS Dhoni started his cricket career in the year 2004 against Bangladesh. When he joined the Indian cricket team, India felt like Adam Gilchrist with a lack of a wicket-keeper.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni not only proved to be a good wicket-keeper but also had mastered sending the ball outside the stadium. Not only this, he has written his name in golden letters in the history of the successful captains of Indian cricket.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was last seen playing against New Zealand in ODIs. In this semifinal match of 2019 World Cup match, Dhoni was run out after scoring 50 runs in 72 balls total. He hit a six off New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson’s first ball of the over. After which he could not score any runs on the second ball.
He was trying to score two runs off the third ball of the over and during this time he was run out. Earlier, he had 49 runs, but after taking one run, his score increased to 50 and before making 51, he was run out and returned back to the pavilion. After 48.3 overs, India’s score was 216 for 8 wickets and the required rate for India in the next two and a half overs was 15.00. India not only lost this match, but was also eliminated from the World Cup.
Dhoni has played 90 Test matches so far. Apart from this, he has represented India in 350 ODIs and 98 T20 Internationals. While Dhoni has scored 6 centuries in Test matches, Dhoni has recorded 10 centuries in ODIs. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is known as a wicket-keeper batsman. He has 294 in Test matches behind the wicket, 444 in ODIs and 91 in T20. Apart from this, under his captaincy, Dhoni made India a world champion again in the year 2011 in cricket. Apart from this, in 2007, under the captaincy of Dhoni, Team India had named the T20 World Cup.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has scored a total of 10,773 runs in 297 ODIs with the help of 10 centuries and 73 fifties. His average of scoring runs in ODIs is 50.57, while his batting strike rate is 87.56.