MS Dhoni retires from international cricket

Former India’s captain MS Dhoni has announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday.

He announced his decision to bid farewell to his international career on his Instagram account.

The 39-year-old was one among the foremost explosive batsmen to possess graced the sport .

The Ranchi-born cricketer represented India in 538 fixtures (90 Test, 350 ODIs and 98 T20Is) during which he amassed 17,266 (4,876 Test, 10,773 ODIs and 1,617 T20Is) runs.

His last outing was for India within the semi-final of last year’s World Cup against New Zealand. He scored a fighting half-century but it wasn’t enough for his side to form it through to the ultimate against hosts England.

The wicketkeeper-batsman led India to victories within the 2007 ICC World T20, 2011 World Cup and therefore the 2013 Champions Trophy.

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