VIDEO SHOWS: FILE PHOTOS AND FOOTAGE OF INDIAN CRICKETER MS DHONI WHO ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT
MUMBAI, INDIA (FILE - APRIL 2, 2011) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE)
1. VARIOUS STILL PHOTOS SHOWING MS DHONI BATTING FOR INDIA IN THE 2011 WORLD CUP FINAL WHERE HE SCORED AN UNBEATEN 91 DURING A SIX-WICKET WIN OVER SRI LANKA
MUMBAI, INDIA (FILE - APRIL 3, 2011) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE)
2. STILL PHOTO SHOWING DHONI POSING WITH THE CRICKET WORLD CUP TROPHY
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK (FILE - JUNE 15, 2019) (ANI - NO USE INDIA)
3. DHONI BATTING DURING A NETS SESSION
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK (FILE - JULY 8, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
4. DHONI (LEFT) CHATTING TO TEAMMATE AT NETS SESSION
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (FILE - MARCH 25, 2015) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
5. DHONI INSPECTING HIS BAT
NEW DELHI, INDIA (FILE - FEBRUARY 15, 2016) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
6. VARIOUS OF DHONI (RIGHT) POSING WITH SHIRT OF IPL SIDE RISING PUNE SUPERGIANTS
7. DHONI WALKING PAST
STORY: Indian wicketkeeper-batsman and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday (August 15) in a cryptic message posted on Instagram.
Dhoni, who turned 39 in July, quit test cricket in 2014 and has not played a limited overs match for India since taking a break after the team's semi-final exit at the 50-overs World Cup in July last year.
"Thanks a lot for your love and support throughout. From 1929 hrs consider me as Retired," he wrote on Instagram with a video montage which had images from his 15-year international career.
As captain, Dhoni led India to the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup title in 2007 and he repeated the feat at the 50-overs World Cup on home soil in 2011.
Dhoni ends his ODI career having played 350 matches, scoring 10,773 runs and effecting 444 dismissals. He holds the record for most dismissals in T20 internationals with 91 in 98 matches.
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