Chennai Super Kings’ duo announces retirement from International Cricket

Former India captain and two-time World Cup victory, Mahendra Singh Dhoni reported his retirement from worldwide cricket on Saturday (August 15) through an Instagram post. “Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired (sic)”, read his post of the formal announcement.

The Chennai Super Kings captain, in spite of the fact that, is anticipated to include within the upcoming IPL 2020 within the UAE and was spotted prior nowadays arriving in Chennai for the team’s brief preparing camp sometime recently they fly out to the middle-east. Dhoni had prior stopped Test cricket in 2014 after the Melbourne Test on the visit of Australia and had given over ODI and T20I captaincy to Virat Kohli in January 2017.

Dhoni took over as India’s ODI captain from Rahul Dravid in 2007 and has won 55% of the 200 matches he captained the national side (110 wins, 74 routs, 5 tied, 11 NR). His 200th ODI captaincy task came within the Asia Cup 2018 experience against Afghanistan after Rohit Sharma – the assigned captain for that competition was rested for the game which inevitably ended in a tie.

In T20Is, Dhoni played two bashful of a 100 games, scoring over 1617 runs at a strike rate of 126.13. More vitally, he drove India to radiance within the inaugural World T20 in 2007. He includes a 58.33 win rate in this organizes, with 42 triumphs in 72 matches as captain.

With 829 dismissals over the three groups in worldwide cricket (634 catches, 195 stumpings), Dhoni wraps up third on the list of wicketkeepers with most expulsions, as it were behind Mark Boucher (998) and Adam Gilchrist (905). Other than being India’s most effective captain, Dhoni moreover re-imagined wicket-keeping abilities and earned the reputation of being one of the finest stumpers within the world in the last few years.

Suresh Raina, on Saturday (August 15), joined MS Dhoni in formally announcing his retirement from all international cricket. The CSK allrounder, like his captain, made it official in an Instagram post.

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With a lot of mixed feelings I’m able to make this announcement of my retirement. From a very young age, I as a small boy had literally lived Cricket on every street, gali and nukkad of my small town before making it to the Indian team. All I have known is cricket, all I have done is cricket & it runs through my veins. There hasn’t been a single day without counting my blessings & without acknowledging everything I have received from god & my people who showered nothing but love on me. All I strived for was to value those blessings & give my everything in return to my game, to my country & everyone who has been a part of this journey. I had multiple surgeries, set backs & moments when I felt that this is it but I didn’t stop or settle for anything which was not justified. It's been an incredible ride and it would not have been possible without everyone who supported me during my ups and downs. This journey could not have been possible without the unflinching support and sacrifices of my parents, my loving wife Priyanka, my children Gracia and Rio, my brothers, my sister and all members of our family. This is all you. My Coaches who always showed me the right direction, my Physicians for helping me heal, my trainers for helping me perform at the highest level. My boys in BLUE, nothing would have been possible without the support of the wonderful India Team in blue. I had the pleasure of playing with the best of the very best players and all of them played for Team India. I feel lucky to have played under the captaincy of some of the best minds in the game Rahul Bhai, Anil Bhai, Sachin Paaji, Chiku and especially with @mahi7781 for guiding me as a friend and mentor. Thank you @indiancricketteam and @upcacricket for the all the support and making the dreams of a boy from UP wanting to play for team India come true. And lastly my fans, I am what I am because of the love and adulation that you have showered upon me thru the years. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everyone who supported me in playing International Cricket at the highest level. I’ll always be filled with nothing but gratitude ? Forever, Team India ?? Jai Hind ✌️

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“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)”, he wrote, shortly after the former India skipper hung up his boots.

An intermittent off-spinner, Raina was too respected as one of the finest defenders within the Indian circuit. Frequently serving as the stand-in captain, Raina driven India to a 3-2 triumph within the ODI series in West Indies, before long after the 2011 World Cup, with Dhoni rested for the series and the assigned captain, Gautam Gambhir, ruled out due to injury. He has driven an unpracticed Indian side to a 2-0 triumph over Bangladesh in 2014, with all the seniors rested.

Raina made his ODI comeback in the series against New Zealand, in 2016, but was ruled out due to Chikungunya. He finally represented India within the two shorter formats on the 2018 visit of England. In 2017, Raina was dropped from the BCCI’s annual contracts list. Both Raina and Dhoni will be seen in action next for CSK within the IPL that kicks off September 19.