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    MS Dhoni retires from international cricket

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    MS Dhoni retires from international cricket

    Former India captain Mr Mahendra Singh Dhoni has announced his retirement from international cricket. The boy from Ranchi, who made his ODI debut in 2004, changed the face of Indian cricket with his calm demeanour, sharp understanding of the game and astute leadership qualities.

    One of the most admired and respected cricketers, Dhoni is also among the most successful captains in world cricket. It was under his leadership that India lifted the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011 after having led India to triumph in the ICC World T20 in its maiden edition of the tournament held in 2007 in South Africa. With India winning the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013 in England, Dhoni became the first and is still the only captain till date to have won all three ICC Trophies.

    While his heroics in the limited-overs formats are well documented, it was also under his leadership that India became the No. 1 Test side in 2009 and the team stayed at the top for over 600 days. He has led India to victory in 21 home Test matches, the most by an Indian captain.

    Leaving behind a rich legacy that will be difficult to replicate, Dhoni holds the record for most international matches as captain (332). Unarguably the quickest man behind the wicket, Dhoni has 195 international stumpings, the most by any wicket-keeper.

    Mr Sourav Ganguly, President, BCCI: “It is the end of an era. What a player he has been for the country and world cricket. His leadership qualities have been something, which will be hard to match, especially in the shorter format of the game. His batting in one-day cricket in his early stages made the world stand up and notice his flair and sheer natural brilliance. Every good thing comes to an end and this has been an absolutely brilliant one. He has set the standards for the wicketkeepers to come and make a mark for the country. He will finish with no regrets on the field. An outstanding career; I wish him the best in life.”

    Mr Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary, BCCI: “MS Dhoni is one of the greats of the modern era. I understand it’s a personal decision and we respect that. ‘Mahi’ as we all fondly refer to him, has had an exceptional career in international cricket. His captaincy has been both inspiring and commendable. He is leaving the game richer from the time he joined. I wish him all the very best for IPL and his future endeavours.”

    JAY SHAH
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    https://www.bcci.tv/articles/2020/ne...tional-cricket
    Last edited by Abdullah719; 15th August 2020 at 21:25.


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    I wonder why he didn't announce it after last year's World Cup. Anyways, good luck to him. One of my favourite cricketers.

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    Independence day gift to the Indian nation!

    Dhoni was a passenger in the team for a while now.

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    End of an era!

    Well played Captain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman View Post
    I wonder why he didn't announce it after last year's World Cup. Anyways, good luck to him. One of my favourite cricketers.
    Maybe he wanted to play t20 wc as it was postponed so he decided to retire.

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    A legend but not good enough in the premier format of the game!

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    A legend of the ODI game. Lets hope that he is remembered for his form until about 2013, when he was one of the best batsmen in ODI history

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    I will write in detail once the news is confirmed. For him I only have admiration and respect, Legend for me undoubtedly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zain7077 View Post
    A legend but not good enough in the premier format of the game!
    He never had a game to excel in longer form of the game

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    He shared a video in instagram with the quote - "Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout.from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired"

    Good to see he choose independence day to announce his retirement. One of the best players India ever produced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zain7077 View Post
    A legend but not good enough in the premier format of the game!
    An average of 38.Not great but he held his own


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    End of an era.

    One of India's Greatest LOI cricketer and among the greatest LOI captains ever.

    A legend, an icon of the game and on Independence Day, Dhoni retires it off in style.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jiduguravindra View Post
    Maybe he wanted to play t20 wc as it was postponed so he decided to retire.
    Yea, maybe.

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    Best captain from Asia Ever.

    Won T20 World Cup
    Won ODI World Cup
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    He has achieved everything asked from a captain.

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    Good decision, thank you for the memories irrespective of the criticism you would remain one of the best middle order batsman.

    He has set a benchmark for non metro city players to dream big!

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    Good decision and good news for Indian cricket

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    I liked Dhoni - a gentleman and always respectful even to the arch enemy.

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    End of an era.

    Happy retirement thala.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazza619 View Post
    Independence day gift to the Indian nation!

    Dhoni was a passenger in the team for a while now.
    If he was a passenger then there will be another 5 passengers in the team.. He (probably) was 4th best bat in the xi in his later years..
    Quote Originally Posted by therealAB View Post
    A legend of the ODI game. Lets hope that he is remembered for his form until about 2013, when he was one of the best batsmen in ODI history
    Will be always remembers as greatest odi captain of team India and can find a place in ATG ODI XI..


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    I may be over thinking but anyone recons that Sushant's death has something to do with this decision? MSD was aparently very upset with his death and maybe not motivated enough to play internationals anymore.

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    Good news for his blind haters. The way some Indian fans abused him during his last few years in International Cricket proves that he played for a country which is full of thankless fans.
    Last edited by Bhaag Viru Bhaag; 15th August 2020 at 20:18.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zain7077 View Post
    A legend but not good enough in the premier format of the game!
    Why not? He's not a specialist bat, he's wk-bat, and he's excellent in his primary role.. So thats make him good enough for premier format..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rajdeep View Post
    I may be over thinking but anyone recons that Sushant's death has something to do with this decision? MSD was aparently very upset with his death and maybe not motivated enough to play internationals anymore.
    Don't think too much bhaijaan. Sab changa si.

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    Greatest limited overs captain and WK batsman from Asia. A truly inspirational and once in a lifetime cricketer.

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    My favourite captain and one of my favourite cricketers. Even as a Pakistani, I really.lkke dhoni. Very cool headed and nice guy. Really dislike how Indian fans treated him last few years.

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    GOAT odi wicketkeeper batsman.
    Should have retired earlier .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    Good news for his blind haters. The way some Indian fans abused him during his last few years in International Cricket proves that he played for a country which is full of thankless fans.
    Completely agree. Even as an outsider, I was really shocked at all the hate. Fickle fans forgetting about everything Dhoni has done for the team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman View Post
    I wonder why he didn't announce it after last year's World Cup. Anyways, good luck to him. One of my favourite cricketers.
    Prolly coronavirus derailed his plans for farewell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rajdeep View Post
    I may be over thinking but anyone recons that Sushant's death has something to do with this decision? MSD was aparently very upset with his death and maybe not motivated enough to play internationals anymore.
    Highly doubt that

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    Raina also announced.

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    Bittersweet time. Wanted him to retire for a long while, now its strange to see him go. Thanks for everything but we have the players to replace him.

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    To be clear,the game of cricket gave more to dhoni than he gave to cricket.

    Great Players come and go but the game remains.

    Fans have thrown stones on yuvis house,burnt posters of sachin,kohli etc it happens to each and every cricketer.
    For ex:look at misbah's condition these days.

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    One of my all time favourites in LOIs and probably the best LOI captain produced by sub continent. One of the best finishers or the game as well as one of the best keepers. Changed the dynamics of Indian cricket team and gave them probably their best era.

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    Means nothing. He wasn't going to be picked for the World T20 anyway (even in the covid free world) and he would have still played IPL 2020. So life goes on as you initially thought.

    One positive from his rise is that it has probably planted the seeds for future cricketers from the hinterland region - Jharkhand, Chattisgarh etc. They have an inspiration and some good cricket facilities there now.

    He would be the wicket-keeper in an Indian All Time Test and ODI XI. But we have it in us to produce better - he would be replaceable in that XI unlike a Tendulkar, say.


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    What a legendary player! Congrats on a great career MSD

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    He lost overseas test because of weak captaincy. His lack of overseas test runs was nullfied by an excellent batting lineup.So even 30 odd runs were enough.

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    Always underrated IMO as a pure keeper as his keeping wasn't textbook, especially his footwork,but he made up for this with quicker hands than anyone I have seen in the last 20 years

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    GOAT player/captain.

    Always liked him and Dravid. He just brought that aura behind the stumps that was rarely seen in cricket. Perhaps Gilchrist could match him. Always miss him when India plays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeteshssaxena View Post
    GOAT odi wicketkeeper batsman.
    Should have retired earlier .
    Good to see at least you are not abusing him today. Well done.

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    Will go down as a ODI legend , strong contender of getting a spot in All time ODI XI.

    Players with highest ODI average (min 5000 runs and 40 avg)
    Player Span Mat Runs Avg SR 100 50
    V Kohli 2008-2020 248 11867 59.33 93.25 43 58
    MG Bevan 1994-2004 232 6912 53.58 74.16 6 46
    AB de Villiers 2005-2018 228 9577 53.5 101.09 25 53
    JE Root 2013-2020 146 5922 51.05 87.4 16 33
    MS Dhoni 2004-2019 350 10773 50.57 87.56 10 73
    HM Amla 2008-2019 181 8113 49.46 88.39 27 39
    RG Sharma 2007-2020 224 9115 49.27 88.92 29 43
    LRPL Taylor 2006-2020 232 8574 48.44 83.46 21 51
    MEK Hussey 2004-2012 185 5442 48.15 87.16 3 39
    KS Williamson 2010-2020 151 6173 47.48 81.75 13 39
    F du Plessis 2011-2019 143 5507 47.47 88.6 12 35
    IVA Richards 1975-1991 187 6721 47 90.2 11 45
    DA Warner 2009-2020 123 5267 45.8 95.76 18 21
    S Dhawan 2010-2020 136 5688 45.14 94.01 17 29
    CG Greenidge 1975-1991 128 5134 45.03 64.92 11 31
    SR Tendulkar 1989-2012 463 18426 44.83 86.23 49 96
    Q de Kock 2013-2020 121 5135 44.65 94.84 15 25
    DM Jones 1984-1994 164 6068 44.61 72.56 7 46
    MJ Clarke 2003-2015 245 7981 44.58 78.98 8 58
    JH Kallis 1996-2014 328 11579 44.36 72.89 17 86
    ML Hayden 1993-2008 161 6133 43.8 78.96 10 36
    Misbah-ul-Haq 2002-2015 162 5122 43.4 73.75 0 42
    RR Sarwan 2000-2013 181 5804 42.67 75.74 5 38
    MJ Guptill 2009-2020 183 6843 42.5 87.45 16 37
    RT Ponting 1995-2012 375 13704 42.03 80.39 30 82
    KC Sangakkara 2000-2015 404 14234 41.98 78.86 25 93
    AD Mathews 2008-2020 217 5830 41.94 83.32 3 40
    Mohammad Yousuf 1998-2010 288 9720 41.71 75.1 15 64
    Javed Miandad 1975-1996 233 7381 41.7 67.01 8 50
    S Chanderpaul 1994-2011 268 8778 41.6 70.74 11 59
    DL Haynes 1978-1994 238 8648 41.37 63.09 17 57
    SC Ganguly 1992-2007 311 11363 41.02 73.7 22 72
    G Kirsten 1993-2003 185 6798 40.95 72.04 13 45
    DR Martyn 1992-2006 208 5346 40.8 77.73 5 37
    SR Watson 2002-2015 190 5757 40.54 90.44 9 33
    BC Lara 1990-2007 299 10405 40.48 79.51 19 63

    Player as designated ODI wicketkeeper (min 2500 runs)
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    AB de Villiers 2007-2015 59 2963 70.54 100.74 10 17
    SD Hope 2016-2020 77 3283 52.11 74.42 9 17
    MS Dhoni 2004-2019 350 10773 50.57 87.56 10 73
    Q de Kock 2013-2020 120 5132 45.01 95 15 25
    KC Sangakkara 2000-2015 360 13341 43.74 80.15 23 91
    JC Buttler 2013-2019 141 3843 41.32 119.9 9 20
    BRM Taylor 2006-2019 100 3510 39 80.85 5 22
    AC Gilchrist 1996-2008 282 9410 35.64 96.94 16 53
    Mushfiqur Rahim 2006-2020 204 5633 35.42 78.46 5 36
    A Flower 1992-2002 186 5845 34.58 73.71 4 46
    AJ Stewart 1989-2003 138 4017 33.47 70.06 4 26
    Mohammad Shahzad 2009-2019 83 2670 33.37 88.26 6 13
    BJ Haddin 2001-2015 117 2901 31.19 85.37 2 14
    BB McCullum 2002-2013 184 4057 30.73 90.37 3 20
    T Taibu 2001-2012 143 3309 30.35 67.32 2 21
    MV Boucher 1998-2011 294 4680 28.71 84.93 1 26
    Kamran Akmal 2002-2013 154 3168 26.18 83.83 5 10
    Moin Khan 1990-2004 211 3100 22.96 82.49 0 11
    RS Kaluwitharana 1992-2004 186 3691 22.36 77.77 2 23


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    Did captaincy in SENA tests the same way he used to do in the subcontinent. When acted proactively and attacked with pacers, got few success like NZ test series 2009, SA 2010-11, Lords test 2014.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeteshssaxena View Post
    To be clear,the game of cricket gave more to dhoni than he gave to cricket.

    Great Players come and go but the game remains.

    Fans have thrown stones on yuvis house,burnt posters of sachin,kohli etc it happens to each and every cricketer.
    For ex:look at misbah's condition these days.
    Pretty dumb post. It didn't take long to show your vicious side here against Dhoni. You are actually trying to defend those jaahil fans and yourself here.

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    The best ODI finisher ever, one of the top 5 batsmen to play ODI cricket. Solid test player but didn't hit the heights of ODI cricket

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rajdeep View Post
    I may be over thinking but anyone recons that Sushant's death has something to do with this decision? MSD was aparently very upset with his death and maybe not motivated enough to play internationals anymore.
    Who was picking him anyway?


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    What is astonishing is, even in retirement thread few fans dont miss a chance to whine. How difficult it is just to wish good luck and move on?

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    Mohammed Hafeez should also retire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rajdeep View Post
    What is astonishing is, even in retirement thread few fans dont miss a chance to whine. How difficult it is just to wish good luck and move on?
    Huh? Please refer to my prior post for my overall thoughts on the subject:

    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    One positive from his rise is that it has probably planted the seeds for future cricketers from the hinterland region - Jharkhand, Chattisgarh etc. They have an inspiration and some good cricket facilities there now.

    He would be the wicket-keeper in an Indian All Time Test and ODI XI. But we have it in us to produce better - he would be replaceable in that XI unlike a Tendulkar, say.
    In the meantime, I was merely refuting your point and I had a completely valid counter. Who's whining now?


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    Greatest Limited over captain of all time from Asia. One of the best finishers the game has seen. Dhoni will be missed.


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    Some people just want to whine.


    @Rajdeep just ignore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rajdeep View Post
    What is astonishing is, even in retirement thread few fans dont miss a chance to whine. How difficult it is just to wish good luck and move on?
    @jeeteshssaxena will never wish Dhoni good luck and move on. Look at his post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewal Express View Post
    The best ODI finisher ever, one of the top 5 batsmen to play ODI cricket. Solid test player but didn't hit the heights of ODI cricket
    You mean test cricket, right?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewal Express View Post
    The best ODI finisher ever, one of the top 5 batsmen to play ODI cricket. Solid test player but didn't hit the heights of ODI cricket
    I think you meant the other way around right?

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    Think he meant that Dhoni was a solid test player but didn't hit the heights there like in his ODI career.


    Have some Sehwag in your life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    Huh? Please refer to my prior post for my overall thoughts on the subject:



    In the meantime, I was merely refuting your point and I had a completely valid counter. Who's whining now?
    Arre bhai...my post was not directed at you. Always liked you as a poster...no complains. Anyway lets move on.

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    A very sad day for cricket fans
    Surely has to be one of the greatest cricketers ever to grace the cricket field
    Thank yoh mahi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smbhayi View Post
    You mean test cricket, right?
    No, he didn't hit the heights of ODI in his test game

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    Think he meant that Dhoni was a solid test player but didn't hit the heights there like in his ODI career.
    It must be my style of writing that has confused some posters

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    Quote Originally Posted by therealAB View Post
    Always underrated IMO as a pure keeper as his keeping wasn't textbook, especially his footwork,but he made up for this with quicker hands than anyone I have seen in the last 20 years
    As a pure keeper he was brilliant.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rajdeep View Post
    Arre bhai...my post was not directed at you. Always liked you as a poster...no complains. Anyway lets move on.
    LMAO that is why you should quote the right person and don't act oversmart here. Reminds me of 'kahin pe nigaahein kahin pe nishana' lol. Are you afraid bhaijaan? Sab changa si na veera?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    Means nothing. He wasn't going to be picked for the World T20 anyway (even in the covid free world) and he would have still played IPL 2020. So life goes on as you initially thought.

    One positive from his rise is that it has probably planted the seeds for future cricketers from the hinterland region - Jharkhand, Chattisgarh etc. They have an inspiration and some good cricket facilities there now.

    He would be the wicket-keeper in an Indian All Time Test and ODI XI. But we have it in us to produce better - he would be replaceable in that XI unlike a Tendulkar, say.
    Then you don't know Kohli's love for Dhoni


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mir jibran View Post
    A very sad day for cricket fans
    Surely has to be one of the greatest cricketers ever to grace the cricket field
    Thank yoh mahi
    Yes. There is no one who can replace him both as a captain and a wicket keeper batsman in Indian cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moh@n View Post
    As a pure keeper he was brilliant.

    Not great to pacers but safe

    but other than that ,possibly among the best ever


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    Rishabh Pant can very well do it as a batsman.

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    Legend of the game. One of the greatest captains of all time and one of the greatest LO batters of all time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KP From India View Post
    Rishabh Pant can very well do it as a batsman.
    Pant is an excellent prospect but like our Rizwan, he will need competition to keep him on his toes.

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    The most impactful Indian cricketer after Tendulkar though I hated both due to both were playing after their decline.
    My most favourite memory of Dhoni was when he hitted a winning six to Kulasekra and bring back the WC after 1983.
    Anyways have a great retirement and future.

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    Will miss Dhoni on the field!

    Thanks for playing Dhoni, wish you good luck for the future

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasan123 View Post
    Legend of the game. One of the greatest captains of all time and one of the greatest LO batters of all time.
    Yes. He deserved to play a farewell match.

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    He should have done this immediately after the 2019 ODI WC. He has now retired as an unwanted player

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    Yes. There is no one who can replace him both as a captain and a wicket keeper batsman in Indian cricket.
    Without any doubt sir
    Hafeez and malik should learn something from the goat and retire now for gods sake

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    Legend player and huge character. Still remember his swag when he was with the Indian team which toured Pakistan before 2010. How many liters of milk did he drink? Gave us a real phainta in one of the matches.

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    Regardless of belated timing, Dhoni's legacy as a one day captain is extraordinary, winning three ICC trophies and of course was one of the best finishers of all time.

    My first memory of Dhoni was the hundred he scored vs us in Vizag in the famous 2005 tour, thinking who the hell is this guy flaying our attack to all parts.

    Tactically he was found wanting in Tests, especially overseas.

    Wish him well for the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Energy View Post
    Legend player and huge character. Still remember his swag when he was with the Indian team which toured Pakistan before 2010. How many liters of milk did he drink? Gave us a real phainta in one of the matches.
    5 litres that I used to heard in my childhood days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mir jibran View Post
    Without any doubt sir
    Hafeez and malik should learn something from the goat and retire now for gods sake
    Malik made his debut in 1999
    Hafeez made his debut in 2003
    Dhoni made his debut in 2004

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    If you pick 2 world X1ís, Gilchrist and Dhoni are going to be the obvious first 2 picks. Itís picking the 3rd place where all the debate is going to happen.

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    Vale champion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Local.Dada View Post
    If you pick 2 world X1ís, Gilchrist and Dhoni are going to be the obvious first 2 picks. Itís picking the 3rd place where all the debate is going to happen.
    If it's ODIs then Sangakkara would be the 3rd pick without debate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    Regardless of belated timing, Dhoni's legacy as a one day captain is extraordinary, winning three ICC trophies and of course was one of the best finishers of all time.

    My first memory of Dhoni was the hundred he scored vs us in Vizag in the famous 2005 tour, thinking who the hell is this guy flaying our attack to all parts.

    Tactically he was found wanting in Tests, especially overseas.

    Wish him well for the future.
    Winning ICC trophies is what we are missing these days badly. For some reaching finals or knockout stage is a good enough accomplishment these days.

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    Dhoni player a brilliant innings in the semi final last year, who knows if he could have taken india to the final if he wasn't run out.

    A true great of the game. Such an iconic figure and ebtertained generations of fans

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