Tributes pour in from Indian cricketers as MS Dhoni bids farewell to international cricket

Dhoni is the only captain to win all three major ICC events.

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Former Indian captain, MS Dhoni shocked the world on Saturday (August 15) when he decided to call time on his glorious international cricket career with a video on Instagram which captured the highs and lows of his remarkable 15-year career.

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While Dhoni's future was speculated several times over the last 12 months as he had not played any competitive cricket since the World Cup semi-final against New Zealand, the timing of the announcement took many by surprise as he just joined the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) training camp in Chennai ahead of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.

Dhoni made his debut for India in Bangladesh in 2004, and was run out for a duck, but what followed in the next fifteen years was nothing short of exceptional. Dhoni went on to play in 90 Tests, 350 ODIs and 98 T20Is. He scored 4876, 10773 and 1617 runs in the three formats respectively. He also affected 829 dismissals behind the stumps and was widely acknowledged for his lightning fast stumpings.

As is well known, he is also the only captain to win all three major ICC events with the T20 World Cup in 2007, ODI World Cup in 2011 and Champions Trophy in 2013.

When such a big name decides to move on, there is always a lot of emotion involved and it was evident as the Indian cricket fraternity paid tribute to 'Captain Cool'.

Here are some of the tweets:



By Saurabh Malhotra - 15 Aug, 2020

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