MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina. Photo- Instgram

Axar Patel has recalled the heartbreaking second when Suresh Raina began crying as MS Dhoni retired from Check cricket after which director of cricket Ravi Shastri referred to as for a gathering for a similar in midst of the 2014-15 Border-Gavaskar Sequence tour down underneath.

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Many recall that MS Dhoni abruptly introduced his choice to retire from the longest format of the sport after taking part in 90 Assessments, the final of which got here in opposition to Australia in Melbourne in 2014. This was the second Check of the four-match sequence between Australia and India after which vice-captain Virat Kohli took over as captain from the following two Assessments onwards.

Dhoni continued to captain the Indian staff in white-ball cricket together with the 2015 World Cup and 2016 T20 World Cup, after which he determined to step down from India’s captaincy altogether, handing over the reins to Virat Kohli utterly. He stays the one captain to win the ODI World Cup, the T20 World Cup, the Champions Trophy, and the Asia Cup titles.

MS Dhoni. Photo- Getty
MS Dhoni. Photograph- Getty

We Have To Make An Announcement. Mahi (MS Dhoni) Is Retiring’. (Suresh) Raina Began Crying: Axar Patel Remembers

Axar Patel on the discuss present ‘Breakfast of Champions’ reveals that it was on the night of Day 2 that Ravi Shastri (staff director/coach) knowledgeable everybody within the staff of MS Dhoni’s choice to retire from Check cricket.

Axar, who was a part of the India Check squad, mentioned that everybody within the squad had grow to be emotional, and it took him time to wrap his head round what had simply transpired.


Virat-Kohli-and-MS-Dhoni. Photo- Getty
Virat-Kohli-and-MS-Dhoni. Photograph- Getty

“He introduced it the following day itself, on the night of the second day of the Boxing Day Check in Melbourne. The ambiance had modified. Everybody was quiet and Ravi (Shastri) bhai referred to as for a gathering. ‘All people… we now have to make an announcement. Mahi is retiring’. (Suresh) Raina began crying. I used to be like ‘What simply occurred? Everybody round me was tearing up. I used to be in one other world, ‘What simply occurred? What’s going on?’,” Axar mentioned on well-known YouTube Present ‘Breakfast with Champions’.

It took Axar a while to soak in every part and are available to phrases with the sensation that he would by no means get to play underneath Dhoni, at the least in Check matches. The left-arm spinner then recalled how Dhoni would pull his leg earlier than lastly giving Axar a hug.

Axar Patel. Photo- Youtube
Axar Patel. Photograph- Youtube

“I didn’t even know what to say. It was the primary time I used to be assembly Mahi bhai. However earlier than I mentioned something, he solely mentioned: ‘Bapu (Axar’s nickname… you arrived and made me go away? I used to be like ‘what did I do?’. Then I teared up… I simply arrived and he’s leaving. He mentioned that he’s simply joking after which hugged me,” Axar added.

MS Dhoni additionally referred to as time on his India worldwide profession on August 15, 2020, and is presently taking part in for the CSK in IPL 2022, stepping down as captain of the franchise as effectively.

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