Mahendra Singh Dhoni has announced to retire from international cricket. Dhoni retired from Test cricket in 2014, but now he has retired from the limited overs format. Dhoni played his last international match in the World Cup against New Zealand in July 2019. India lost this match played in the World Cup semi-finals.
This innings changed Dhoni’s life
When Mahendra Singh Dhoni landed in the second match of the 2005 ODI series against Pakistan, there was a lot of pressure on him. He had failed in the Bangladesh series in 2004. However, his 148-run knock off 123 balls silenced his critics. This was the beginning of Dhoni’s record-breaking career.
Beginning of captaincy journey
From 2004 to 2007, Dhoni’s career fluctuated. In the 2007 T20 World Cup, when players like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Saurabh Ganguly decided to keep themselves away from it. Dhoni was given the command of the team. And after that a young team under his captaincy won the first T20 World Cup.
Number one in test
Dhoni made the Indian team number one in the Test rankings after winning the T20 Cup. In the home series, he scored 213 against Australia and India defeated Australia 4–0 in the series. After a Test match played under his captaincy, Sachin Tendulkar said that the atmosphere of the dressing room has never been better.
Amazing in IPL
Dhoni showed his strength in IPL too. His team Chennai Super Kings have reached the final four of every season so far and have won the title three times. Dhoni has been with Chennai Super Kings since 2008. He played for the Rising Pune Super Giants when his team did not feature in the IPL for two years.
World Cup and Champions Trophy
India won the ICC World Cup in 2011 under the captaincy of Dhoni. The Indian team won the World Cup after 28 years. The winning shot also came off his own bat. He then captured the Champions Trophy in 2013. He became the first captain to win all three ICC Trophies.
I retire from evening 1929