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On the occasion of his retirement anniversary, ICC pays sincere homage to MS Dhoni

On August 15, the International Cricket Council (ICC) presented a touching tribute to former India captain MS Dhoni in honor of his distinguished career (Monday). To be sure, the World Cup-winning captain has opted to end his international career on this day in 2020.

The 3:11-second clip from an ICC movie broadcast on their official Facebook page displays some of Dhoni’s most memorable moments in international play. It also features highlights from India’s victories at ICC tournaments including the 2007 World Cup, the 2011 World Cup, and the 2013 Champions Trophy. Since it was posted, the video has received over 15,000 likes and over 100,000 views.

In terms of his international career, Dhoni is the only skipper in cricket history to have won every ICC trophy. In 2007, a youthful Dhoni guided India to its maiden T20 World Cup victory. Under his guidance, the Men in Blue were also named Asia Cup winners in 2010 and 2016.

His greatest triumph, however, came in 2011, when the host side won the 50-over World Cup after defeating Sri Lanka in the final match. Team India also won the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, beating England in an exciting final match.

Dhoni was also considered one of the finest finishers in international cricket, having won multiple matches for his team on his own. Dhoni collected 17,266 runs at the top level, spanning all three forms of the game, and stroked 15 centuries while playing at an exceptional average of 44.96.

Dhoni has established a legacy not just in international cricket, but also in the Indian Premier League (IPL), as his club Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has won the championship four times, with Dhoni playing a critical role with both the bat and as captain. During the IPL 2023, the right-handed batter will be seen in the play.