On 15 August 2020: Captain Cool MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina announced retirement from international cricket

On this day in 15 August 2020: Captain Cool MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina announced retirement from international cricket
On this day in 15 August 2020: Captain Cool MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina announced retirement from international cricket

On 15 August 2020: Captain Cool MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina announced retirement from international cricket: It was on this day, last year in 2020, when World-Cup winning captain MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket. Soon, his teammate Suresh Raina had also bid adieu to the international cricket. As the day today marks one year of their retirement, throwback memories and wishes pour in from various cricket fraternities and fronts.

Same day, same time, same feeling 💔

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— Chennai Super Kings – Mask P😷du Whistle P🥳du! (@ChennaiIPL) August 15, 2021

 

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Taking to Instagram, the wicketkeeper-batsman had shared a video and captioned the post, “Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired.” The video had the iconic song ‘Mai Pal Do Pal Ka Shayar Hu‘ from Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Kabhie Kabhie’ playing in the background, Dhoni shared his incredible journey in the Indian side including his run out in the last game against New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup semifinal.

 

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Dhoni played 350 ODIs with his highest score being 183 against Sri Lanka. He also remains the only captain to win all major ICC trophies (50-over World Cup, T20 World Cup, and Champions Trophy).

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Also referred to as ‘Captain Cool’, Dhoni is known for his calmness and exquisite captaincy on the field. Over the years, he has cemented his place as one of the finest wicket-keepers across the world. His agility behind the stumps has given India many breakthroughs as the Ranchi-based wicket-keeper has done successful stumpings in no time.
He is also known for his knack of opting for reviews and many have jokingly remarked to change the ‘Decision-Review System’s’ name to ‘Dhoni-Review System’.

In December 2014, he announced his retirement from Tests and gave a chance to the likes of Wriddhiman Saha. Dhoni called time on his Test career after playing 90 Tests, managing to score 4,876 runs at an average of 38.09.

Then in 2017, he handed over the captaincy to Virat Kohli in the 50-over format. Under Dhoni’s leadership, India also managed to attain the number one ranking in Test cricket.
His Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has also won the tournament thrice under his leadership.

On 15 August 2020: Captain Cool MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina announced retirement from international cricket

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