After 10 Years, MS Dhoni Reveals The Reason Behind Retiring From Test Cricket

MS Dhoni shocked everyone by retiring from Test cricket in 2014 when he was only 33. Almost ten years later, the former Indian skipper has now revealed the reason behind his early departure from Test Cricket.

Dhoni became India’s white-ball captain in 2007 and then he was designated as the all-format captain in 2008. Under his leadership, India won the 2007 T20 World Cup, the 2011 ODI World Cup, and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. In 2009, India also became the No. 1 Test team for the first time. Despite being at the peak of his career and consistently scoring important runs, Dhoni shocked the cricket world by retiring from Test cricket after the third Test against Australia in Melbourne in December 2014.

Nearly 10 years later, Dhoni revealed that he retired from Test cricket to spend more time with his family.

According to a quote from News 18, MS Dhoni said, “I think when you play international cricket, especially being part of the Indian team for a very long time, what you miss a lot is the family time. He said, adding. “So, till 2015, I was playing all the formats. I was barely home in between, the series will get like five days, six days off, where if you have to report to some other venue, it takes you another couple of days you go to Ranchi, then come back. So. And in between whatever endorsement work you have to do. So, from 2015 onwards, I realized I wanted to spend a bit more time with the family. You know, parents are aging then, you get married, but you’re not able to spend a lot of time with your wife. And at the same time, if you have a kid, they’re also growing up.”

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