A glorious chapter in the book of cricket ended on August 15, India’s 74th Independence Day as MS Dhoni declared to bring down the curtain on his glorious career. During his glorious career of 16 years, MS Dhoni made us witness some of the best moments in cricket history.
MS Dhoni, who was last seen playing for team India during the semi-final of the World Cup 2019 against New Zealand. However, no one thought that it will turn out to be his last appearance for team India. Following the tournament’s conclusion, he took an indefinite sabbatical from the game.
Ever since the heartbreaking defeat of team India during the World Cup 2019, there were speculations about his retirement. His cricketing career had become one of the most discussed topics in the cricketing fraternity, however, MS Dhoni finally ended the speculations once and for all.
On the occasion of Independence day, MS Dhoni at exactly 17:29 took to his social media and announced his retirement. He shared a video of himself, featuring his glorious career as an Indian cricketer, with ‘main pal do pal ka shayar hon’ a classic Hindi song played in the background.
Sharing the heart-touching video, Dhoni wrote:
“Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout.from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired (sic)”,
Here, watch the video:
While the news stunned everyone, there were many who were left wondering for the reason why he retired at exactly 7:29 PM IST.
Was it any special occasion for him or some mahurat or anything? These were the questions that arose in everyone’s minds. However, as we think deeply about this, the reason why he took retirement at exactly 7:29 was that MS Dhoni walked away from the field for the last time during the semi-final of the World Cup 2019 at exactly 7:29 PM IST last year.
Meanwhile, MS Dhoni will be seen leading his IPL team Chennai Super Kings in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League, which will kickstart from September 19th in UAE.