Cricket fans all over the country were left teary-eyed after former Indian captain announced his retirement on 15th August on his social media handle. After having a successful 16-year long career in cricket, MS Dhoni, 39, made the retirement announcement by sharing a video capturing his journey through the years. Captain Cool captioned this video saying, “ Consider me retired from 1929 hours. Thanks for your love and support”. The news came in as India was celebrating its 73rd Independence Day.
Dhoni has been the most loved captain of all-time among the players and cricket fans all over the world. He has led the team with his captaincy to win three ICC trophies, T20 World Cup 2007, World Cup in 2011, and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. He has been the only Indian captain to do so. MS Dhoni is best known for his helicopter shot, which helped our country lift the World Cup in 2011. His unmatchable style and zeal to play the game with full enthusiasm made him the most successful caption.
An all-rounder and game changer
Captain Cool is also known well for his wicket-keeping and leadership skills in every match. After he made his retirement announcement, his videos and audios from the stadiums started going viral, where he was found guiding his balls men and fielders to focus on the game. Indian cricketers such as Virat Kohli, Sachi Tendulkar, Rohit Singh, and many others dropped the comments for our former captain that he was undoubtedly the best captain Indian team ever had.
MS Dhoni had previously announced his retirement from the Test Matches in 2014 and played more than 350 ODIs. He also became the fifth Indian to score 10,000 runs in the ODIs. He had not played any match since the last semi-final match of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, where India lost to New Zealand by 18 runs. That match will remain the last match played by Dhoni.
Dhoni to play IPL 2020 with his team Chennai Super Kings
However, Dhoni fans will be able to see their favorite play in this 13th Season of IPL, scheduled to start in September in the UAE. Due to him, Chennai Super Kings has had a massive following and fans support for years. As the captain has announced his retirement, fans and people worldwide are waiting for the future plans of the captain.
Suresh Raina also joined MS Dhoni in his retirement by announcing the same on his Instagram handle shortly after Captain Cool announced his retirement. The news came in as a shock, but there is no doubt that these players have left behind a legacy and have made cricket such a beloved sport in our country.