What game is MS Dhoni playing

Indian cricket star Mahendra Singh Dhoni has announced his retirement from international cricket.

Important points:

  • Under Dhoni's captain, India won the Cricket World Cup, the T20 World Cup and the Champions Trophy
  • He was dropped by India's centrally-signed players in January
  • Dhoni retired from Test Cricket in 2014

“Thank you for your love and support. From 7:29 pm you will consider me retired, ”wrote the 39-year-old wicketkeeper batsman on his Instagram account.

The news came as he joined his Chennai Super Kings teammates ahead of next month's Indian Premier League tournament due to be held in the United Arab Emirates because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Dhoni, who played for his country in 90 Tests, 350 one-day caps and 98 Twenty20s, was struck off India's list of 27 centrally-contracted players in January.

The great Indian Sachin Tendulkar said Dhoni's contribution was immense.

“Winning the 2011 World Cup together was the best moment of my life,” tweeted 47-year-old Tendulkar.

"I wish you and your family all the best for your second innings."

Australian Australian Shane Warne also praised Dhoni on Twitter.

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Dhoni hadn't played international cricket since the 50-Over World Cup last year.

He made his Test debut in 2005 and retired from the game's longer format nine years later.

Dhoni was one of the most successful captains in his country before stepping down as skipper of the limited-over teams in 2017.

Under his leadership, India won the T20 World Championship in 2007, the 50 Over World Championship in 2011 and the Champions Trophy in 2013.

Under his leadership, the team also reached the top of the test rankings in 2009.

In tests, Dhoni made 4,876 bat runs, an average of 38.

He hit 33 half centuries and six centuries, also took 256 catches and made 38 stumps.

In ODIs he was a total of 10,773 runs, an average of 50.

He hit 73 half centuries and 10 centuries, also took 321 catches and made 123 stumps.

In the T20, Dhoni made 1,617 runs, an average of 37.

It struck two half centuries and also took 57 catches and made 34 stumps.

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Raina joins Dhoni on retirement

Shortly after Dhoni's announcement, former Indian all-rounder Suresh Raina also said he was retiring from international cricket

“It was nothing but nice to play with you [Dhoni]” Raina, Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings teammate, wrote on Instagram.

“With my heart full of pride, I decide to accompany you on this journey. Thank you India. "

In addition to 18 tests and 78 T20s, 33-year-old Raina played in 226 ODIs, where he played an average of 35 with the bat, including 36 half centuries and five 100s, and took 36 wickets.

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