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    BCCI pays tribute to MS Dhoni after announcing India squad for Down Under

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    Team India will play their first match since Dhoni's retirement after the end of the IPL season.

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    Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket on August 15.
    As the Indian cricket team gears up for their first match in the pandemic, and also their first since MS Dhoni announced his retirement, sentiments were high not just among fans but also at BCCI when the selection committee announced the 32-member squad for the Australia tour, on Monday.

    Following the announcement, the Board of Cricket Control in India paid tribute to the former skipper. Honouring the wicketkeeper, BCCI updated its cover picture on Twitter to thank MS Dhoni.

    BCCI updated its cover image on Twitter as a tribute to Dhoni.Agencies
    BCCI updated its cover image on Twitter as a tribute to Dhoni.

    Dhoni, who announced his retirement from international cricket on August 15, returned to the pitch to play for his IPL team, Chennai Super Kings. But it's been a tough season for Dhoni and CSK, with the team failing to make the playoffs for the first-time ever. Though the team's performance left many upset, the franchise's CEO recently confirmed plans to have Dhoni leading the team again next year for IPL 14.

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    Wishes Pour In

    Tuesday saw wishes pour in aplenty for India’s original ‘Captain Cool’ as he turned a year older. Mahendra Singh Dhoni may have been away from the sporting arclights - he hasn't played any international cricket since July 2019 when India lost to New Zealand in the ICC World Cup semis - but he remains entrenched in public memory.

    Colleagues from the cricket dressing room, buddies from the IPL Chennai Super Kings dugouts, seniors from another era, commentators, fans, and his better-half joined the bandwagon to ring in the enigmatic cricketer’s 39th, virtually.


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