Along with two times World Cup winners named Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina who’s also known as Mr. IPL also announced his retirement from international cricket.
The former captain of the Indian cricket team, has confirmed his retirement through a video posted on Instagram captioned “Thanks – Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. From 1929 hrs consider me as Retired”.
Here’s the interesting four minutes video from MS Dhoni, check it out!
Now, let’s dig deeper into the news!
Brief About Ms. Dhoni’s Retirement!
The most successful cricketer has put curtains on his 16 years of international career on 15th August 2020. He won three ICC trophies, one in the 2007 T20 World Cup, another in 2011, and the last one in 2013.
As the 39 years old said goodbye to his international career, it means that Dhoni’s last India game would remain the semifinal of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. Unfortunately, the Indian team lost that game to New Zealand by 18 runs.
Do you remember that in December of 2014, Dhoni announced his retirement from all sorts of Test matches, after scoring 4876 runs from well-played 90 matches? But he continued playing in ODI and T20 matches and becomes the fifth highest all-time run-scorers in ODI after Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Sourav Ganguly, and Rahul Dravid.
Now, the future of Dhoni in the cricket world became a very hot topic, as he didn’t play a single match since the defeat to New Zealand. However, he would be turning up in the 13th season of the Indian Premier League and leading his team Chennai Super Kings.
Views Of Other Cricketers On His Retirement News!
Various cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Virender Sehwag, Hardik Pandya, and Ravi Shastri praised Dhoni’s performance and the confidence he gave to other players until now!
They showed their love via different tweets, which you can check out below!
Your contribution to Indian cricket has been immense, @msdhoni. Winning the 2011 World Cup together has been the best moment of my life. Wishing you and your family all the very best for your 2nd innings. pic.twitter.com/5lRYyPFXcp— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 15, 2020
but the mutual respect and warmth I've received from you will always stay in mine. The world has seen achievements, I've seen the person. Thanks for everything skip. I tip my hat to you 👏🇮🇳 @msdhoni— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 15, 2020
To have a player like him,Mission Impossible. Na Koi Hai,Na Koi Tha, Na Koi Hoga MS ke jaisa. Players will come & go but there won’t be a calmer man like him. Dhoni with his connect with people having aspirations was like a family member to many cricket lovers. Om Finishaya Namah pic.twitter.com/glemkBUwWT— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 15, 2020
There’s only one #MSDhoni. Thank you my friend and elder brother for being the biggest inspiration in my career. Will miss playing with you in the blue jersey but am sure you will always be there for me and will keep guiding me 🙏🏾🇮🇳 #7 pic.twitter.com/Q3j9pbcOGy— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) August 15, 2020
Massive boots to fill. It’s been a privilege and honour to be part of the dressing room and seeing you as a thoroughbred professional at work. Salute one of India’s greatest cricketers. Second to none. Enjoy. God Bless MS DHONI 🙏🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/n6CfDTvE9q— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) August 15, 2020
Why Suresh Raina Is Also Know As Mr. Ipl?
The former Indian batsman Suresh Raina is known as Mr. IPL due to his high records in IPL. Yes, he is unable to find any buyer at the mega auctions but still, due to his unbelievable records, he is crowned as Mr. IPL.
He’s an absolute legend, who has played 205 IPL matches and scored 5528 runs including one century and 39 fifties. In total 13 seasons, he picked up 25 wickets which isn’t a bad number. But still, this is the second time when he’s unable to play in the IPL, back in 2020!
Honestly, it sounds very unfair! What do you think? Share your views and stay in touch to know more updates!