Did MS Dhoni Retire? The Greatest India Captain Probably Played His Last Match

Hanima Anand |May 21, 2020

Due to the coronavirus lockdown, all sports activities are stopped and people hardly get any updates on Mahendra Singh Dhoni plan.

During the past few months, the sports world has witnessed great losses in almost all fields. The pandemic could clearly bring an early retirement to many athletes. What about Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) - the greatest Captain in India cricket history?

The former Captain of Indian national cricket team will have his 29th birthday this July and he has probably thought of retirement already.

Ms Dhoni Retirement
The last time we saw him in match was back to July last year.

There are rumors about his withdrawal even before the coronavirus pandemic hit, and the lockdown, possibly, just delays the announcement.

In fact, MS Dhoni stopped playing Test matches in 2014, but he continued playing in international matches. He still had his marquee performances in 2019 World Cups and continued playing at the club level for Chennai Super Kings.

However, people hardly see updates on his 2020 plan or further. Clearly, the lockdown has paused all the sports events but other athletes continue sharing about their preparation for upcoming matches at least.

Ms Dhoni Family
MS Dhoni is enjoying quality time with his family.

Talking about his cricket career, he is considered the greatest captain of India national team in the history, though he might not be the best cricketer in terms of skills.

MS Dhoni started his job as a ticket inspector at Indian Railways before tuning in the cricket world in 2005. The 23-year-old player then continuously set records with 148 runs off against Pakistan then 183 runs against Sri Lanka.

Just one year later, he earned his No.1 batsman title, being promoted to Captain of Indian one-day side in 2007 and then Test-match team in 2008.

From then, Dhoni has proved his strategic captaincy with a range of achievements he helps Indian team to acquire.

Though many people prefer Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli to MS Dhoni, they must acknowledge that under Dhoni leadership, Indian team gained remarkable success.

India Cricket Captains
All comparisons are relative, each captain has their own strength.

According to reports of Top 10 cricket captains by number of international matches led, MS Dhoni can be entitled Captain of all captains with an impressive leading number of total matches (332) as well as winning games.

He was also the one who led India to most one-day international victories in history, to 2007 Twenty20 World Cup championship and the first ever No.1 Test-match ranking in 2009.

If the rumor is true, our Greatest Captain probably has his final match before the lockdown.

MS Dhoni retirement would be a huge loss to the cricket world in India as well as in the world. Anyway, let’s wait for his official announcement before concluding anything.

>>> Read more in Sports & Games: How Many More Years Virat Kohli Needs To Equal Sachin Tendulkar Net Worth?


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