MS Dhoni’s retirement from international cricket has left a big void in Team India. His lightning-quick reflexes behind the stumps and his genius decisions on the field will be very hard to find an apt replacement for a time being. He retired as the only captain to win all major ICC trophies (ODI World Cup, T20 World Cup, and Champions Trophy).
The cricketing world salutes MS Dhoni for the name he made for himself and his country at the biggest stage of the sport of cricket. MS Dhoni played his last game in the Indian colours during the semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Unfortunately, India lost the game to New Zealand and were eliminated from the competition.
Tributes Showered As MS Dhoni Retires
People across every fraternity have been paying tributes to MS Dhoni as he announced his international retirement on India’s Independence Day. It’s an end of era with Dhoni’s decision to retire. Team India members reminisce old good times with their captain in their tributes which including current Indian skipper, Virat Kohli.
“Words fall short a lot of times in life and I think this is one of those moments. All I can say is that you will always be that guy who sat in the last seat of the bus,” Virat Kohli said.
“We have shared a great camaraderie, friendship, understanding because we have always played for the same roles, same goals, which was to make the team win,” he added. “It’s been a pleasure playing under you, alongside you. You showed belief in me, which I would always be grateful for. I have said it before, I will say it again, you will always be my captain.”
MS Dhoni’s Staggering Numbers For Team India:
MSD has astonishing numbers for team India in 538 matches he has scored 17,266 runs, 16 centuries and 108 fifties. The former team India skipper had an early retirement from Test cricket back in 2014. He made 90 appearances in red-ball cricket to score 4876 runs.
He carried on playing the other two formats and handled the captaincy to Virat Kohli in 2017. With 10,733 runs, Dhoni is fifth in the list of India’s all-time run-scorers in ODI behind Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Sourav Ganguly, and Rahul Dravid.
MS Dhoni will be seen in action in the upcoming IPL 2020. He will lead his side to the 13th edition of IPL in September in the UAE. He has joined CSK’S training camp in Chennai before travelling to the UAE for IPL 2020.