Shortly after former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced retirement from international cricket on Saturday (August 15), Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren urged the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) to carry a farewell match for the previous Indian captain.
“Mahi, who has given many moments of pride and enthusiasm to the country and Jharkhand, has retired from international cricket today. we’ll not be ready to see everyone’s favourite Jharkhand-born cricketer within the Blue jersey. But the guts of the countrymen isn’t full yet,” Soren tw
“I wish Mahi get a farewell match in Ranchi which can be seen across the world . I urge BCCI to offer Mahi a farewell match which can be hosted by Jharkhand,” he added.
It is to be noted that Dhoni was born and brought in Ranchi and he has played domestic cricket for the state (which was then a neighborhood of Bihar). He had represented Bihar, East Zone and Jharkhand within the domestic circuit. Dhoni played 131 first-class matches and scored 7038 runs at a mean of 36.84.
Dhoni started his international career in December 2004 when Sourav Ganguly was the captain of Indian cricket team and went on to become one among the foremost successful captains. He represented India in 538 international games and scored 17,266 runs from them. He played 90 Test matches and scored 4876 runs, averaging over 38. The wicketkeeper-bastman played 350 ODIs for India and scored amassed 10,773 runs. he’s one among the 5 batsman from India to attain over 10,000 ODI runs. Dhoni represented India in 98 T20I matches and scored 1282 runs.