QT-Online / Saturday, August 15, 2020 / Categories: Top News Former India captain MS Dhoni announces retirement from international cricket Putting rest to endless speculations, former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday announced retirement from international cricket. Dhoni has not played since India's semifinal exit from the ODI World Cup last year in July and his comeback to competitive cricket will be limited to this year's IPL, which starts on September 19 in UAE. India had won their second World Cup title in 2011 riding on the heroics of Gautam Gambhir and then skipper M.S. Dhoni. His meteoric rise in Indian cricket is the stuff of legends, which was depicted in his biopic Dhoni that starred Sushant Singh Rajput in the titular role. He came into the limelight in 2005 with his blistering 183 not out knock against Sri Lanka in Visakhapatnam while his trademark helicopter shot became an instant national sensation. The 39-year-old batsman-wicketkeeper is the only captain in the history of cricket to win all ICC trophies. Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, the 2010 and 2016 Asia Cups, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. "Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. from 1929hrs consider me as retired," Dhoni posted on his instagram handle. Previous Article Russia produces first batch of COVID-19 vaccine, industrial production expected from Sept Next Article Modi thanks Qatar, Gulf countries for ’letting Indians stay’ amid COVID-19 Print 2000 Rate this article: 3.0 Please login or register to post comments.