Captain Cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni who led Indian Cricket team to two World Cup titles left the sports fans in shock with his recent announcement.
In a formal announcement via his official Instagram handle, the cricket hero announced his retirement from international cricket.
While the cricket fans across the world are anticipating his comeback ever since India’s semifinal exit from the ODI World Cup last year in July, brought the curtain down for his 15-year-old career which came as bittersweet news. “Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired”, read the post.
The news came hours after Dhoni joined his Chennai Super Kings teammates in Chennai ahead of this year’s IPL in the UAE. Fans and cricket legends like Harsha Bhogle took to social media to express their shock while a few welcomed his decision with open arms.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 15, 2020
It can be noted that the 39-year-old batsman-wicketkeeper is the only captain in the history of cricket to win all ICC trophies. On the other hand, Dhoni has led Chennai Super Kings to three titles in domestic IPL formate.
Though the successful cricketer who played 350 ODIs, 90 Tests and 98 T20 Internationals of far did not mention the formats he is retiring from, fans heaved a sigh of relief as they would soon see him on the field at upcoming IPL.