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Ravi Shastri Reveals How MS Dhoni “Casually” Dropped Check Retirement Bombshell To Teammates In Melbourne

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MS Dhoni shocked the world of cricket on December 30, 2014 when, on the finish of the drawn Boxing Day Check in opposition to Australia in Melbourne, he introduced his retirement from the longest format of the sport. Former India head coach Ravi Shastri, who was the group director of the Indian aspect in the intervening time, recalled the second on Sunday and revealed that no one within the group was conscious of Dhoni’s determination earlier than he “casually” knowledgeable them of the identical after the sport.

Talking on Star Sports activities, Shastri mentioned that Dhoni took the retirement determination realizing that Virat Kohli was able to take over captaincy duties.

“He knew who was the following chief within the line. He was simply ready for the opportune time to make that announcement as a result of he knew how a lot his physique might take. He wished to extend his white-ball profession. When his physique tells him it is sufficient, it is sufficient. There isn’t any second ideas with MS,” Shastri mentioned.


“It got here as an enormous shock in Melbourne when he mentioned ‘I’m ending with Check cricket’. The truth is, he simply casually walked as much as me and mentioned, ‘Ravi bhai, I would like to talk to the boys’. I mentioned ‘positive’. So I assumed he would say one thing; we would drawn an important recreation, batted final day. To attract that match was large stuff.

“And he comes out, bolt out of the blue, ‘I’m carried out with Check cricket’. And I simply noticed the faces across the dressing room, they have been in a state of shock, most of them. However that is MS for you,” Shastri reminisced.

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