MS Dhoni likes to announce big decisions related to his cricket career in a low-key manner. In 2014, MS Dhoni retired from Test cricket, mid-way after the Boxing Day Test, announcing his decision in a press conference. In 2017, Dhoni stepped down from limited-over captaincy, when no one anticipated it. And finally Dhoni called time on his career with a short announcement and a video on Instagram.
“Mein pal do pal ka shaayar hu…..,” said the song which played in the background of MS Dhoni’s retirement showreel. Although, Dhoni at his humble best, might consider himself as ‘pal do pal ka shaayar’, for fans he will always remain a legend of the game. Hearts broke as the 2011 World Cup winning captain announced his retirement via Instagram.
According to media reports, Mihir Diwakar, MS Dhoni’s manager said his career was for India and he is a true patriot and there could have been no bigger than this to say goodbye to the game on international level. Diwakar also revealed that discussions about his retirmeent were ongoing but the date was not decided. He added that MS Dhoni’s main priority is IPL now.
MS Dhoni made a big name for himself by making the country proud with his achievements after coming from the cricketing backwaters of Ranchi. He has achieved immense success as a player and also grew up to be one of the most successful captains and achieved almost everything the ICC tournaments had to offer.
All the success had made him one of the most influential person on the cricketing circuit but he was not the same when he was first introduced to the national team. Besides that, MS Dhoni has also been the go-to man for his teammates whenever he was on the field.
Dhoni understood the game well. He knew the strength of the side and backs his players accordingly. He did not takes any kind of frivolous decisions and likes to maintain his calm. It is due to these qualities Dhoni came up as one of the most calm and composed character on the cricket field.