Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has appealed to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday (August 15) to organize a Farewell match of former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in Ranchi, to be witnessed by the entire world. Two-time World Cup winner former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is considered one of the greatest cricketers, put an end to the speculation about his future for the last one year by saying goodbye to international cricket on Saturday.
Reacting to this, Hemant Soren said in a tweet, “Mahi, who gave many moments of pride and enthusiasm to the country and Jharkhand, has retired from international cricket today. We do not see everyone’s favorite Jharkhand’s red Mahi wearing a blue jersey We will find. But the heart of the countrymen is not yet filled. I believe that a Mahi Farewell match will be held in Ranchi which will be witness to the whole world. I would like to appeal to the BCCI to have a Farewell match of Mahi, which will be hosted by Jharkhand. “
An era of cricket also came to an end with the 39-year-old Dhoni’s decision to write several golden chapters in the history of Indian cricket with captaincy in the non-traditional style and the art of leading the match. Dhoni wrote on his Instagram, “Thank you for your love and support so far. Think of me as retired since 7.29 pm. “
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Dhoni last played a World Cup semi-final against New Zealand in July last year for India. Famous for his excellent run between the wickets, Dhoni was run out after scoring 50 runs in that tense match. He went on a long break after that match and did not respond to speculation about his retirement for the past one year. ‘This prince of Ranchi’ has however registered his name among the greatest players in the history of cricket. He played 350 ODIs, 90 Tests and 98 T20 matches for India.
He scored 10773 runs at an average of more than 50 despite batting between number five and seventh in ODI cricket. In Test cricket, he scored 4876 runs at an average of 38.09 and gave India more than 27 wins. He was called ‘Thala’ by winning Chennai three times in IPL. Chennai team CEO Kashi Vishwanath recently said that he would continue to play for the team until at least 2022.