Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the former World Cup-winning captain of India, has announced his retirement from International cricket on Saturday.
The former Indian skipper wrote on his Instagram account with a four and a half minute video, its caption reading: “Thanks. Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. From 1929 hrs consider me as Retired.”
Although he hasn’t clarified which formats of the game he will be retiring from, Dhoni is expected to play in the upcoming IPL 2020 in the UAE, which starts on September 19.
Dhoni retires as Indian cricket’s most successful captain in limited-over internationals, having won three ICC trophies – 2007 T20 World Cup, 50-over World Cup in 2011 and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. He last played international cricket during the semifinal of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in which India lost to New Zealand.
With 10,733 runs from 350 matches, Dhoni is fifth in the list of India’s all-time run-scorers in ODI behind Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid.