Dhoni retires from international cricket

Dhoni retires from international cricket

One of the most prolific players of his generation and former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has announced his retirement from international cricket. Dhoni however will continue IPL.

Dhoni was out of international cricket since last 13 months. The semifinal match against New Zealand which India eventually lost was his last international match.

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Dhoni's ODI debut was against Bangladesh in 2004 while he played his first test against Srilanka in 2005. The world cup winning captain has accumulated 10,773 runs in his ODI career from 350 matches including 10 centuries. From 90 test matches he played, he has 4876 runs with 6 centuries.

Dhoni has always been regarded as one of the best captains of his time. It was under his captaincy that India won the inaugural edition of T20 world cup in 2007. Later, he lead India to become world champions in 2011. Indian cricket reached new heights in all formats of the game under his captaincy. Dhoni is the only captain to win all major ICC trophies including 50 over worldcup, T20 world cup and Champiions Trophy.