Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni has announced his retirement through an Instagram post.
‘Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. From 1929 hrs consider me as Retired,’ reads the caption of a four and a half minute video cut on the soundtrack ‘main pal do pal ka shayar hoon’.
Dhoni’s post comes just one day after he arrived in Chennai to start the pre-season camp for the Chennai Super Kings and while he hasn’t clarified in his Instagram post if he’s announcing just his international retirement, the 39-year-old is expected to play the IPL that starts on 19 September in the UAE.
The World Cup-winning captain last played for India at the 2019 ICC World Cup in England where India were knocked out in the semi-finals. The IPL was slated to be his comeback tournament with many expecting him to use it as his route back into the Indian team ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup that was originally scheduled to be played in Australia this year. However, with the World Cup now getting pushed to next year and the IPL being postponed from March to September, Dhoni’s plans clearly have changed as he’s decided to walk away.
Raina Follows Dhoni
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Just minutes after Dhoni’s announcement, his close friend and CSK team-mate Suresh Raina too looks like he’s used Instagram to make public a big decision of his own.
‘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!’ reads his post hinting that he too is retiring from international cricket.
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