The International Cricket Council (ICC) has congratulated former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for a great worldwide career that noticed him lead his team to victory in all three main ICC tournaments for males.
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The 39-year-old, who was captain of the groups that gained the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2007, the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in 2011 and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013, has introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket.
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Dhoni was an completed all-rounder together with his good work behind the stumps and with the bat and was often called one of many biggest finishers in restricted overs cricket.
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“MS Dhoni is one of the all-time greats of the game. The image of his winning shot at the Wankhede Stadium in the 2011 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup final is etched in the memory of cricket lovers around the world,” ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said.
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“He has inspired a whole generation and will be sorely missed. On behalf of the ICC, I congratulate him for an outstanding cricket career and wish him all the best for the future.”
Dhoni scored 4,876 runs in 98 matches with 256 catches and 38 stumpings in a Test career that he referred to as an finish to in 2014. In ODIs, he scored 10,773 runs with 321 catches and 123 stumpings, last turning out for India within the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. In T20Is, he aggregated 1617 runs with 57 catches and 34 stumpings. He scored six centuries in Tests and 10 in ODIs.
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Dhoni spent 656 days because the top-ranked batsman within the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings from 2006 to 2010 and was the ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009.
He was within the ICC ODI Teams of the Year in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 and within the ICC Test Teams of the Year in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013. He gained the ICC Spirit of Cricket award in 2011.