एमएस धोनी ने 15 अगस्त 2020 को अंतरराष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट से संन्यास की घोषणा की।

एमएस धोनी ने 15 अगस्त 2020 को अंतरराष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट से संन्यास की घोषणा की।

भारत को दो-दो वर्ल्ड कप जिताने वाले पूर्व कप्तान और अनुभवी विकेटकीपर बल्लेबाज 39 साल के महेंद्र सिंह धोनी ने इंटरनेशनल क्रिकेट को अलविदा कह दिया है.

भारत को दो-दो वर्ल्ड कप जिताने वाले पूर्व कप्तान और अनुभवी विकेटकीपर बल्लेबाज 39 साल के महेंद्र सिंह धोनी ने इंटरनेशनल क्रिकेट को अलविदा कह दिया है. उन्होंने शनिवार को 16 साल लंबे अंतरराष्ट्रीय करियर को विराम दिया. धोनी ने दिसंबर 2004 में बांग्लादेश के खिलाफ वनडे खेलकर इंटरनेशनल क्रिकेट में पदार्पण किया था. हालांकि एमएस धोनी आईपीएल खेलते रहेंगे. ऐसे में उनके प्रशंसक आईपीएल में धोनी को खेलते हुए देख सकते हैं.

महेंद्र सिंह धोनी टेस्ट क्रिकेट से पहले ही संन्यास ले चुके हैं. धोनी ने भारत के लिए अपना आखिरी टेस्ट मैच दिसंबर 2014 में ऑस्ट्रेलिया के खिलाफ मेलबर्न में खेला था. इसके अलावा धोनी ने अपना आखिरी टी-20 इंटरनेशनल मैच फरवरी 2019 में ऑस्ट्रेलिया के खिलाफ बेंगलुरु में खेला था, जबकि वर्ल्ड कप सेमीफाइनल (9-10 जुलाई 2019) उनका आखिरी वनडे इंटरनेशनल रहा.

धोनी वर्ल्ड क्रिकेट में इकलौते ऐसे कप्तान हैं, जिन्होंने आईसीसी की तीन बड़ी ट्रॉफी जीती है. धोनी की कप्तानी में टीम इंडिया आईसीसी वर्ल्ड टी-20 (2007), क्रिकेट वर्ल्ड कप (2011) और आईसीसी चैम्पियंस ट्रॉफी (2013) का खिताब जीत चुकी है. इसके अलावा भारत 2009 में पहली बार टेस्ट में नंबर-1 बना था.

International records

Test cricket

  • Under Dhoni’s captaincy, India topped the Test cricket rankings for the first time, in 2009.[147]
  • Dhoni is the most successful Indian Test captain with 27 Test wins, eclipsing Sourav Ganguly’s record of 21.[124]
  • Dhoni has the most overseas Test defeats by an Indian captain, with 15.[148][149][150]
  • Dhoni is the first Indian wicket-keeper to complete 4,000 Test runs.[151]
  • Dhoni’s 224 against Australia in Chennai is the third highest score by an Indian captain.[152] En route to 224, Dhoni registered the highest Test score by an Indian wicket-keeper when he was on 193, beating Budhi Kunderan‘s 192. It was also the highest score by a wicket-keeper–captain beating Englishman Alec Stewart’s 164.
  • Dhoni’s maiden century against Pakistan in Faisalabad (148) is the fastest century scored by an Indian wicket-keeper, and fourth overall.[153]
  • After hitting a six in the third Test against England in Southampton, Dhoni completed 50 sixes as a captain, an Indian record.[154]
  • Dhoni, with 294 dismissals in his career, ranks first in the all-time dismissals list by Indian wicket-keepers.[citation needed]
  • Dhoni shares the record for most dismissals in an innings (6, with Syed Kirmani) and in a match (9) by an Indian wicket-keeper.[citation needed]

ODI cricket

  • Dhoni is third captain (and the first non-Australian) overall to win 100 games.[134]
  • Fourth Indian to reach 10,000 ODI runs after Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly & Rahul Dravid and also the second wicket-keeper to reach the milestone.[155]
  • First player to pass 10,000 runs in ODI cricket with having a career average of over 50.[156]
  • Dhoni has the fifth highest batting average (51.09), among cricketers with more than 5,000 runs and the second highest batting average among players with an aggregate of over 10,000 runs.[157]
  • Most career runs in ODI history when batting at number 6 position (4031)[158]
  • Only player to score more than one hundred in ODI cricket when batting at number 7 position or lower (Dhoni has 2 centuries at number 7).[159]
  • Most not outs (82) in ODIs.
  • First Indian and fifth overall to hit 200 sixes in ODIs.[citation needed]
  • Dhoni’s 183* against Sri Lanka in 2005 is the highest score by a wicket-keeper.[160]
  • Dhoni’s 113 against Pakistan in Chennai in 2012 is the highest by a captain batting at number 7.[citation needed]
  • Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were involved in a partnership of 100 not out against Sri Lanka, which is India’s highest eighth wicket partnership in ODIs.[citation needed]
  • Most unbeaten innings and highest average (among batsmen with more that 20 such innings) in successful ODI run-chases.[161]
  • Holds the record for playing the most matches in ODI history as captain who has also served as a wicket-keeper(200)[162]
  • Dhoni holds the records of the most dismissals in an innings (6) and career (432) by an Indian wicket-keeper.[163]
  • Dhoni has the most stumpings (120) by any wicket-keeper in an ODI career and is so far the only keeper to pass 100 stumpings[164][165]
  • First Indian wicket-keeper to take 300 ODI catches and fourth wicket-keeper in the world to achieve the feat.[166]

T20I Cricket

  • Most wins in T20Is as captain (41)
  • Most matches as captain in T20Is(72)[167]
  • Most matches in T20I history as both captain and wicket-keeper (72)[168]
  • Most consecutive T20I innings without a duck (84).[169]
  • Dhoni holds the record for playing the most T20I innings (76) and scored the most runs(1,153) before scoring a fifty.[170][171][172]
  • Most dismissals as wicket-keeper in T20Is (87)[173]
  • Most catches as wicket-keeper in T20Is (54)[174]
  • Most stumpings as wicket-keeper in T20Is (33)[173]
  • Most catches as wicketkeeper in a T20I innings (5)[175]

International records (combined ODI, Test and T20I)

  • He has played the most international matches as captain (332)
  • Dhoni is the first, and so far only, wicket-keeper to effect 150 stumping dismissals across the three forms of the game. His current total of stumpings in internationals stands at 161.

Awards and accolades

National honours

  • 2018: Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian award.[192]
  • 2009: Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award.
  • 2007−08: Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest honor given for achievement in sports.

Sporting honours

  • ICC ODI Player of the Year: 2008, 2009
  • ICC World ODI XI: 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (captain in 2009, 2011-2014)
  • ICC World Test XI: 2009, 2010, 2013
  • Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year: 2011

Other honours and awards

  • MTV Youth Icon of the Year: 2006[193]
  • LG People’s Choice Award: 2013
  • Honorary doctorate degree by De Montfort University in August 2011