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MS Dhoni & Suresh Raina announce retirement from International Cricket

After MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina announces his retirement from International cricket.

MS Dhoni — who played his last international cricket match against New Zealand during the semifinal of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup — has announced his retirement from all forms of International cricket. Announcing his retirement, MS Dhoni took to Instagram and shared a video showcasing pictures of him from different parts of his career and had ‘Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shair’ song in the background.

Sharing the video on Instagram, he wrote a caption: “Thanks. Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. From 1929 hrs consider me as Retired.”

MS Dhoni is the most successful India cricket team captain in limited over internationals. Under his captaincy, India cricket team won three ICC trophies, 2007 T20- World Cup, 50-over World Cup in 2011 and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.

For the unversed, MS Dhoni announced his retirement from Test Cricket in December 2014. With 10,733 runs from 350 matches, MS Dhoni is the fifth India’s all time run scorer in ODI after Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid.

Notably, MS Dhoni is the second wicket keeper-batsman to surpass 10,000 run mark. Prior to Dhoni, it is Sri Lanka’s Sangakkara, who achieved this milestone.

Suresh Raina Joins MS Dhoni, Announces Retirement From Inernational Cricket

Minutes after MS Dhoni announced his retirement from International cricket, Suresh Raina too announced his retirement from all forms of International cricket.

Confirming the news, he wrote on Instagram, “It was nothing but lovely playing with you, @mahi7781 . With my heart full of pride, I choose to join you in this journey. Thank you India. Jai Hind! (sic).”

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