The speculation over MS Dhoni's future has finally come to an end. The former Indian captain announced his retirement from international cricket with an emotional video featuring a collage of his up and down moments in international cricket with the legendary song 'Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shayar' playing in the background.
Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni turned 39 on Tuesday, July 7. Dhoni is regarded as one of the greatest Indian captains. He is the only skipper in history to have won all three ICC trophies -- 2007 T20 World Cup, 2011 World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy.
Former India wicket-keeper Kiran More has stated that MS Dhoni's return to international cricket is his call, and the same should be respected. According to More, Dhoni looked fit as he was preparing for IPL 2020 before the lockdown forced due to Coronavirus led to indefinite postponement of the Indian T20 league.
Former India cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh have hit out at controversial former coach Greg Chappell over his claim that he had a key role to play in MS Dhoni's development as the world's best finisher.
Former India wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel does not find himself unlucky to have played in the same era as MS Dhoni. According to Patel, he got a chance to play for India before Dhoni, but did not take his opportunities while the latter grabbed his chances with both hands. Patel made his debut in 2002 while Dhoni entered the international scene a couple of years later.
One of the biggest masterstrokes in the World Cup till date has been MS Dhoni promoting himself ahead of the in-form Yuvraj Singh in the 2011 World Cup final against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Chasing 275, India were in trouble at 114 for 3 when Virat Kohli was dismissed for 35. Everyone expected Yuvraj to walk in, but it was skipper Dhoni who emerged from the Indian dressing room.
Thursday, April 2 marks the ninth anniversary of India's 2011 World Cup triumph. On the occasion, a renowned website tweeted about the famous MS Dhoni six that won India the coveted trophy after 28 years.