India’s greatest captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni aka Mahi has decided to hang up his boots from international (ODI & T20 cricket) after the world cup champion took to Instagram to announce his retirement via setting up a slideshow of pictures from his journey to the soundtrack of yesteryears artist Mukesh on his official record, with the inscription: “Thanks – Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired.”
A post shared by M S Dhoni (@mahi7781) on Aug 15, 2020 at 7:01am PDT
The 39-year-old wicketkeeper greatest accolades include three ICC trophies – the World Cup, the T20 World Cup, and the Champions Trophy – and he additionally took India to the head of the ICC Test rankings. The former Jharkhand player was the chief architect of all the memorable wins and taking India to the top of the pile in the ICC Test Rankings.
.While the post didn’t indicate it, it is normal that the retirement is just from the international arena, and Dhoni will play in the elusive IPL 2020. The Super Kings CEO had as of late said they anticipated that the former should play for the club significantly after retirement, till in any event 2022.
In any case, Dhoni’s heritage extends a long way past the numbers. In 90 test matches, he piled up 4876 runs and 98 T20s he amassed 1617 runs. In his last outing for India, the right-hand wicketkeeper scored an invaluable 50 runs even though he couldn’t take India to the finals of 2019 WC. Besides, Dhoni has the record of scoring above 10,000 runs in the ODI format with an astounding average of 50 in 350 ODIs.
His biography was uncommon enough to warrant a biopic. His underlying foundations, in the cricketing backwaters of Ranchi; his initial working life as a ticket collector on Indian Railways; and his burst on to the scene, long-haired, courageous, and brutal hitting made him a phenomenon. Inside two or three years he was captaining India’s youngster Twenty20 side in the debut T20 World Cup; it was, broadly, an occasion the BCCI didn’t pay attention to. India’s success, in any case, changed world cricket by giving an enormous fillip to the IPL – a competition that was at that point in progress – and further building up the BCCI as the pre-prominent worldwide force.
Suresh Raina calls it a day
Southpaw who was also a part of 2011 WC and 2013 Champions Trophy winning Team has also decided to bid adieu from international cricket. Suresh Raina also
A post shared by Suresh Raina (@sureshraina3) on Aug 15, 2020 at 7:36am PDT
The hard-hitting left-hander from UP played 18 tests, 226 ODIs, and 78 T20s with a decent average of 35 in ODI cricket. But Suresh Raina’s influence on the team made a massive impact on the men in blue as the team reached heights with his leadership on and off the field. Raina’s greatest moment came during India’s tour of West Indies in 2012 as the BCCI decided to give Raina the armband for 5 ODIs in the Caribbean.
Today is a sorry day for Indian cricket and fans as the duo has left a lasting legacy in India’s proud cricketing history.
Article Written by Sobhan Garnaik
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