Former India captain MS Dhoni retired from international cricket on Saturday. Dhoni made the announcement on a social media post. Dhoni is the only captain to have won the three ICC trophies.
He led India in World T20 in 2007, 50-over World Cup in 2011 and Champions Trophy 2013. But he wasn’t just a great leader, he was a great batsman too. Dhoni has been someone on whom the team banks upon. And probably the reason behind this is his runs tally and average especially in ODI format.
Dhoni is now the only player to have fininshed his career with an average of 50 and 10000 runs ODI runs. He is infact ahead of Sachin Tendulkar in this list.
India’ present captain Virat Kohli is at the helm in the list of batsmen with more than 10000 runs and have average of 50.
Dhoni will play the Indian Premier League (IPL). He was out of action since India’s loss to New Zealand in the World Cup 2019 semi-final.
Mr Sourav Ganguly, President, BCCI: “It is the end of an era. What a player he has been for the country and world cricket. His leadership qualities have been something, which will be hard to match, especially in the shorter format of the game. His batting in one-day cricket in his early stages made the world stand up and notice his flair and sheer natural brilliance. Every good thing comes to an end and this has been an absolutely brilliant one. He has set the standards for the wicketkeepers to come and make a mark for the country. He will finish with no regrets on the field. An outstanding career; I wish him the best in life.”