Indian World Cup Winning Captain MS Dhoni Announces Retirement

Indian world cup winning captain MS Dhoni has retired after 16 years in International Cricket.

Dhoni, 39, led India to the 2007 World Twenty20 title, the 2011 World Cup and the 2013 Champions Trophy.

Dhoni, who made his India debut in 2004, scored 10,773 one-day international runs – the 11th highest tally in history – in 350 games. He also played 90 Tests and 98 T20s.

Dhoni did not specify whether he has retired from all cricket. However, its most likely that he would play the IPL scheduled later this year.

The wicketkeeper scored 4,876 Test runs and guided India to the top of the International Cricket Council rankings before retiring from the longest form of the game in 2014.

Appointed India captain in 2007, Dhoni stepped down as limited-overs skipper in 2017 having won two Asia Cups in addition to the three global titles, but returned to lead the team for his 200th ODI as captain a year later.

He captained India in a record 322 international matches – 200 in ODIs, 60 in Tests and 72 in T20 – and his 110 ODI wins in charge is second only to Australia’s Ricky Ponting’s 165.

Soon after Dhoni announced his retirement, India batsman Suresh Raina also retired from international cricket.