Mumbai: As former India skipper announced his retirement from International Cricket on Saturday, former Australian pacer Brett Lee congratulated Me Cool and said he has “upmost respect” for the wicketkeeper-batsman despite having on-field battles.
“Congratulations @msdhoni on an outstanding career. We definitely had our battles on the field but upmost respect off it,” Lee tweeted.
— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) August 16, 2020
On Saturday, Dhoni announced his retirement on Instagram. Wicketkeeper-batsman Dhoni shared a video and captioned the post, “Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired.”
The video had the iconic song ‘Mai Pal Do Pal Ka Shayar Hu’ from Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Kabhie Kabhie’ playing in the background and in it.
Dhoni shared his incredible journey on the Indian side, including his run out in the last match against New Zealand in the semi-finals of the World Cup 2019.
He is among the most successful captains of world cricket.
Under MS Dhoni’s leadership 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 England in 2013, Dhoni became the first and is still the only captain to win all three ICC Trophies.
Unknowingly the fastest behind the wicket, Dhoni has 195 international stumpings, the most by any wicket-keeper. Dhoni played 350 ODIs against Sri Lanka with his highest score being 183.
In December 2014, he announced his retirement from the Test and offered an opportunity to the likes of Wriddhiman Saha. Dhoni scored 4,876 runs after playing 90 Tests at an average of 38.09.