MC Dhoni and Suresh Raina leave the world cricket

Last update on: March 16, 2021

On Saturday, August 15, the legend of not only Indian Cricket, but also world Championships MC Dhoni officially announced his retirement from the sport.

«Sooner or later, every player ends their sports career. But when your decision is announced by a person you knew too closely-it becomes sad» - wrote Sachin Tendulkar on Twitter.

MC Dhoni was a part of the Indian national cricket team as a forward for 16 years (from 2004 to 2007). And since March 2008, he has led the national team as a captain in formats with a limited number of overs. And from 2008 to 2014, he led the team in test cricket. The period of his captaincy, fans of this game call «the golden time of Indian cricket.»

He also announced his departure on his Instagram page, where he wrote: «From this day on, consider me a veteran of the sport. I'm leaving. Thank you all for your support and your love.»

It is worth noting that the departure of MC Dhoni did not go unnoticed by Indian cricket betting. After his departure, the coefficient for the victory of the India national cricket team in a match against the Vietnamese national cricket team fell from 3.97 to 1.86.

Recall that during his sixteen-year sports career, MC Dhoni managed to distinguish himself:

  • He was the captain of 322 games;
  • Won 110 ODI victories;
  • Won the victory in the IPL;
  • Scored 5615 ODIs runs;
  • Played 106 tests in T20.

Following MC Dhoni, Indian batsman Suresh Raina announced his retirement from world cricket. He said that he was very happy and proud to join MC Dhoni and leave the sport at the peak of his fame.

Recall that Suresh Raina spent 9 years in the India national cricket team and is considered the second highest scorer in the history of the IPL. Who will replace the great MC Dhoni and Suresh Raina and what awaits Indian cricket is anyone's guess. Stay tuned, and 1xbet will be sure to keep you up to date.