Former captain of the Indian cricket team Mahendra Singh Dhoni retired from international cricket on the eve of Independence Day. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, announcing his retirement from international cricket via Instagram post, wrote, Thank you very much for your love and support. After 7.29 pm today, I should be considered retired. Along with this post, Dhoni has also shared a video.
After the retirement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, many big players are expressing their reaction. At the same time, Team India’s former opener Gautam Gambhir has wished farewell to Mahendra Singh Dhoni in a different way. Writing a message to Dhoni on his Twitter handle, he said, “From India-A to the India, our journey was filled with many question marks, coma, blanks and exclamations. Now that you have put a full stop on your chapter, I can tell you from my experience that the new phase is equally interesting and there is no limit to DRS here. Play well MS Dhoni.
There have been many stories in the media before about the relationship between Gautam Gambhir and Dhoni. It is also said that Gambhir did not agree with many of Dhoni’s decisions as captain. Not only this, in an interview, Gautam Gambhir even said that he could not make his century in the ICC World Cup 2011 because Dhoni reminded him of being close to a century.
Many veterans of the country and the world have expressed their feelings on Dhoni’s retirement. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly described it as the end of an era after Mahendra Singh Dhoni retired. At the same time, after Dhoni’s retirement, Sachin Tendulkar has expressed his feelings through a tweet. He wrote on Twitter, ‘Your contribution to Indian cricket is unprecedented. Winning the World Cup together in 2011 is the most special moment of my life. Best wishes to you and your family for the second innings.
Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian cricket team, has also remembered his contribution by writing an emotional post on Twitter. In his tweet, Virat has said that what you have done for the country will always be in everyone’s heart. The captain of Team India has said that every cricketer has to end his journey one day.
He said that but even when you know someone very closely and he takes such decisions, he is very emotional. Virat, the captain of the Indian cricket team, did not stop at this. He has further written that the mutual respect and warmth I have received from you will always be with me.
Dhoni has played 90 Test matches so far. Apart from this, he has led India in 350 ODIs and 98 T20 matches. In Test matches, Dhoni has scored 6 centuries, while in ODIs, Dhoni has 10 centuries in his name.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has scored a total of 10,773 runs in 297 innings of ODIs with the help of 10 centuries and 73 fifties. His overall average of scoring runs is 50.58. While his batting strike rate is 87.56.