The unexpected retirement announcement from MS Dhoni on July 4 signalled the end of an era

On August 15, 2020, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the player who reshaped Indian cricket through his unconventional style of leadership and aggressive batting, announced his retirement from international competition. Like his unorthodox style, the news was unexpected. His choice to retire on India’s Independence Day was evidence of his ardent patriotism, which won him the hearts of millions of admirers all around the nation. The Ranchi hero announced his retirement via an Instagram post that included images from his playing career and served as a reminder to supporters to anticipate the unexpected from him.