Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni
Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

‘Consider me as retired from 19:29 hours’ – MS Dhoni announces international retirement via Instagram

  • MS Dhoni, who had last donned the India jersey in India’s 2019 World Cup oust, had kept mum over his international future.
  • Amid his absence from the Indian side, 39-year-old Dhoni’s international future has been a big topic of debate in the cricketing fraternity.
  • To douse all the speculations, the veteran announced his international retirement on Saturday by sharing a video on Instagram.
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Along with MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina also announces his international retirement

  • Along with MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina has also announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday.
  • 33-year-old Raina, who last donned the Indian jersey in 2018, announced that he has also decided to join Dhoni in his retirement journey.
  • Sharing a picture featuring several CSK players, Raina paid tribute to Dhoni post his retirement. Furthermore, he also announced his decision to bid adieu to the sport along with Dhoni.
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MS Dhoni has set the standards for the wicketkeepers to come: Sourav Ganguly

  • From highs of the highest level to the lows of the lowest level, MS Dhoni has seen it all during his career. Playing for India, the process mattered to him more than the outcomes.
  • Handling the seniors to nurturing the juniors, it all seemed a piece of cake for the man.
  • After a decorated career for India, MS Dhoni finally decided to hang his boots.
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‘His captaincy records are tough to break’ – Irfan Pathan salutes MS Dhoni as the latter announces retirement

  • Former Indian captain MS Dhoni, who hasn’t played any cricket for over a year now, announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket.
  • Out of nowhere, the Ranchi cricketer decided to announce this news through Instagram.
  • Wishes poured in for the legend soon after and Irfan Pathan spoke about the man of the moment too.
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‘This pitch has Mohammad Abbas written all over it’ – Michael Vaughan warns England batsmen

  • Former cricketer Michael Vaughan has been quite vocal in expressing his opinions on various matters during the ongoing Test between England and Pakistan in Southampton.
  • In his latest interview, he praised the Pakistan pacer Mohammad Abbas.
  • Vaughan claims that he wouldn’t have been able to relax a bit if he had to face the pacer’s deliveries on the same pitch.
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Indian tail-enders asked me to get them out, but not hit them: Shoaib Akhtar

  • Shoaib Akhtar, the former Pakistan bowler, was someone, who ruffled a lot of feathers with his deadly bouncers.
  • The Rawalpindi Express hit a number of batsmen flush on their helmets and he used to be filled with guilt after doing so.
  • The 45-year-old Akhtar said that the legendary Muttiah Muralitharan had asked him not bowl quick at him.
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‘There’s only one MS Dhoni’ – Hardik Pandya pays tribute to Mahi as he announces international retirement

  • Dhoni finally cleared the air and announced the news of his international departure on August 15th through Instagram.
  • Social media, in no time, was flooded with tributes for the Ranchi stalwart.
  • Be it his batting expertise, glovework or leadership skills, Dhoni will go down as one of the best players in Indian cricket history.
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‘Former International cricketer’ – Wikipedia makes changes to MS Dhoni’s page minutes after his retirement

  • MS Dhoni, 13 months after playing his last international game, announced retirement from the highest level.
  • He walked away silently like he had done in Tests back in 2014.
  • While it was a BCCI press release then, it was an emotional video on Instagram from the man himself today which depicted his whole journey at the international arena.
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‘Mahi gave the country several moments to remember’ – Jharkhand CM demands a farewell match for MS Dhoni in Ranchi

  • Post Dhoni’s retirement, Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren has appealed to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to hold a farewell match for the stalwart.
  • Soren also said that Dhoni, who gave India and Jharkhand several moments to cherish, deserves a farewell match in his hometown Ranchi.
  • Dhoni has played a couple of matches in front of his home crowd at Ranchi’s newly constructed cricket stadium.
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‘I tip my hat to you’ – Emotional Virat Kohli reacts on MS Dhoni’s retirement

  • MS Dhoni – like he had done in 2014, silently walked away from the limelight and announced retirement from international cricket.
  • He posted an emotional video with the Bollywood song which is also his favourite ‘Mai pal do pal ka saathi hu’ and wrote, ‘consider me retired’.
  • The post soon went viral and left the fans emotional as well.
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