Former India skipper MS Dhoni announced his retirement on Independence Day 2020 (August 15, 2020). The 39-year-old has not played competitive cricket since India’s exit from the semi-finals of the 2019 Cricket World Cup against New Zealand. And with the 39-year-old not playing a single game since then MSD fans have urged BCCI to host a farewell match for India’s most successful skipper of all time so that he can receive a proper send-off. MS Dhoni Has Not Retired From IPL, Will Play Upcoming Season in UAE; Here’s Why.

MS Dhoni took to his Instagram to share the news with his fans that he will be retiring from international cricket on Independence Day 2020. ‘Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout.from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired’ the 39-year-old captioned his video in which he announced his decision. Decoding MS Dhoni's Retirement Announcement Post: Independence Day, 'Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shayar Hoon' Song, Debut and Last Match Run Out (Watch Video).

The clip shared by the former Indian skipper shows his journey with the national team throughout the years. The video also contained a snippet of him getting run-out in his final game for the national time. With MS Dhoni’s last match for India ending in a sour note, cricket fans have demanded that the 39-year-old gets a proper farewell.

Request From Cricket Fan

Deserves Better Send-Off

A Request

The Least We Can Do

Appeal to BCCI

Proper Farewell

One Last Match

Despite his retirement from international cricket, MS Dhoni will make his on-field comeback in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. IPL 2020 will be played in UAE this year from September onwards after the governing council received official permission from the Indian government.

Stadiums in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai will host all the games in IPL 2020 and the matches will take place behind closed doors to maintain social distancing protocols. MS Dhoni will be eager to get back on the field and lead CSK to their fourth title.

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