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MS Dhoni has announced his retirement from international cricket.

New Delhi:15/8/20:Bringing an end to all the speculations surrounding his future in international cricket, MS Dhoni, on Saturday, announced his retirement from international cricket.

MS Dhoni took an indefinite sabbatical from the game right after the World Cup ended in July last year and has not played a single game since then.

Earlier this year, BCCI also dropped him from the central contracts list but there were still rumours that MS Dhoni would not retire from international cricket. The upcoming edition of the IPL was seen as the tournament which could have paved his way for a comeback in the Indian team.

However, the legendary player, who loves to spring surprises, decided to bring down curtains on his glorious international career ahead of IPL 2020. He will finally return to action next month when the IPL gets underway in UAE from September 19.

The decision to retire from international cricket has brought to an end a glorious chapter in Indian history. MS Dhoni is the most decorated captain and wicketkeeper-batsman in the history of Indian cricket. He is also one of the all-time greats when it comes to captaincy and wicketkeeper-batsman.

The World Cup-winning captain is the third in the list of most dismissals as wicketkeeper. Apart from Mark Boucher and Adam Gilchrist, he is the only wicketkeeper to have more than 800 dismissals in international cricket.

With the bat, he is one of the very players in the history of the game who have scored more than 10,000 runs in ODIs. In Tests, he has scored nearly 5,000 runs while in T20Is, he has more than 1,600 runs.

His captaincy record is even better. He led India to glory in the 2007 T20 World Cup, 2011 World Cup and the 2013 Champions trophy. Under him, India rose to the pinnacle of Test cricket for the first time and registered numerous memorable series wins.

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