Today it would be hard to find anyone who does not know the name & legend that is Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Another sad news struck us yesterday this year as our Former Captain cool announced his retirement from international cricket via Instagram with the below post.
Hailing From Ranchi, Jharkhand Dhoni made his debut in International cricket in 2004 vs Bangladesh when the Indian Cricket Team was simply filled with the city kids, due to excellent infrastructure and scope for the game in cities like Mumbai, Delhi, and Calcutta. Although he did not have a good start of his carrier as he got Run-out in his first match for a duck.
He got his Breakthrough in the Fifth match of his second series vs Pakistan when he made 148 runs off only 123 deliveries and surpassed the earlier record for the highest score by an Indian wicket-keeper. In 2006 he overtook Ricky Ponting as number one in the ICC ODI Rankings for batsmen on 20 April 2006 becoming the fastest batsman to do so he was also named in the World ODI XI by the ICC in the same year.
The World cups:
In 2007 he was named as the Captain of Indian Cricket Team for the first-ever T-20 world cup. He created history when he took the country to win that world cup by beating Pakistan in the finals.
He made India proud by Captinaining the Team and winning the 2011 world cup in Mumbai vs Sri-Lanka which was won after 28 years. Dhoni rescued his team alongside Gautam Gambhir, and later Yuvraj Singh to help India. He scored 91 not out, finishing the game with a historical six and claiming the Man of the Match award. He also gave India the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy beating England by five runs in the final.
Dhoni retired from test cricket in 2015, his last series was the 2014–15 season tour of Australia as Captain where he affected nine dismissals (eight catches and a stumping).
He stepped down as captain of the ODI team in January 2017, just ahead of the ODI series at home against England. In 2019 World Cup he played his last international match against New-Zealand in the world cup semi-final where he got Run-out just like his debut match. Yesterday (15th of August,2020) he announced his retirement from international cricket.
Here are some of the Tweets which fans used to express their Sadness for their beloved Dhoni.:
— Megha Akash (@akash_megha) August 24, 2019
An End Of An Era#ThankYouMahi
— River🔥 (@RiverFiree) August 15, 2020
Helicopter has landed
The era has come to an end
Torch bearer of #IndianTeam
You may retire from international cricket but not from our hearts
— Gedela chaitanya (@ChaituJSP) August 15, 2020
His retirement has really ended an Era. He has created a Void in the Team which will be really hard for the younger generations to fill. Have any thoughts? Tell us in the comment section.
Kanwaldeep Singh Lodhi Thakur.