On Saturday, August 15, when India was celebrating its 74th Independence Day, MS Dhoni decided to retire from international cricket. Neither did he make a fuss, nor did he call a press-conference to put forth his decision. The 39-year-old from Jharkhand took to his official Instagram handle to bid adieu from the highest level.
He uploaded a video where the highs and lows of his career can be seen. In the background, the popular song, ‘Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shayar Hu’ was playing. He made his debut against Bangladesh in Chattogram back in 2004 and got out on a golden duck. However, from there on, he kept marching on and garnered one laurel after the other.
MS Dhoni walks away
Along with Dhoni, Suresh Raina also retired. Both Dhoni and Raina have been integral part of the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Starting September 19, they will be playing for the Yellow Army in the 2020 edition of the T20 tournament. In a space of minutes, India lost two of its gems from the international circuit.
In the meantime, Pakistan women’s all-rounder Kainat Imtiaz had some words of appreciation for Dhoni. She called him the best finisher with the calmest mind. She also congratulated him on the wonderful journey. She replied on a video posted by the ICC where Dhoni was seen hitting Nuwan Kulasekara for a six in the 2011 World Cup final.
She took to Twitter and wrote, “A legendary cricketer, an incredible captain, the best finisher with the calmest mind on field. Sir hats off on such a career full of inspiration. Words can’t do justice for your contribution in the cricket world. @msdhoni. Thank you and congratulations.”
Here is Kainat’s tweet for MS Dhoni
A legendary cricketer, an incredible captain, the best finisher with the calmest mind on field. Sir hats off on such a career full of inspiration. Words can't do justice for your contribution in the cricket world. ♥️ @msdhoni. Thank you and congratulations 🎊 https://t.co/XETF5gvLb1
— Kainat Imtiaz (@kainatimtiaz16) August 15, 2020
Imtiaz hasn’t had the best of journeys of late. She wasn’t a part of the Pakistan squad that played in the 2020 edition of the Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia. She made her debut back in 2011 and has only played 11 ODIs and 12 T20Is for his country. Kainat is yet to play any form of cricket in 2020 and she recently got engaged as well.
Source: The source of this content is our cricket news platform Crictracker.
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