Former Indian captain MS Dhoni announces retirement from international cricket

Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni attends a training session at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on February 29, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ Munir uz ZAMAN

Indian wicketkeeper-batsman and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday in a cryptic message posted on Instagram.

Dhoni, who turned 39 in July, quit Test cricket in 2014 and has not played a limited overs match for India since taking a break after the team’s semi-final exit at the 50-overs World Cup in July last year.

“Thanks a lot for your love and support throughout. From 1929 hrs consider me as Retired,” he wrote on Instagram with a video montage which had images from his 15-year international career.