Sports Desk – Jersey number 7 Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday, as he brought the curtain down on his illustrious 15-year career as an India cricketer when he announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
MS Dhoni has been one of the best wicketkeepers to play international cricket and his record speaks for itself. The 39-year-old last played for India in the World Cup 2019 semi-final loss to New Zealand at Old Trafford in Manchester, played over two days on July 9 and 10.
Dhoni had quit Test cricket in December 2014 and there was intense speculation as to when the explosive wicket-keeper batsman will hang up his limited overs boots in international cricket. The speculation intensified after the former captain had taken a break from the game after the ICC ODI World Cup earlier this year and joined his regiment of the Indian Army for a short stint. He made himself unavailable for the limited over series against West Indies in the Caribbean and South Africa at home.
“Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. From 1929 hrs consider me as Retired,” Dhoni wrote on his Instagram page while announcing the news.