MS Dhoni didn't remove his jersey all night, even shed some tears after quitting Tests: Ashwin

In December 2014, Dhoni called time on his Test career after playing 90 Tests, managing to score 4,876 runs at an average of 38.09.

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MS Dhoni didn't remove his jersey all night, even shed some tears after quitting Tests: Ashwin
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Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin has revealed that MS Dhoni, who recently announced his retirement from international cricket, couldn't stop his tears after calling time on his Test career in 2014.

The veteran spinner, in a video over on his YouTube channel, took a walk down the memory lane when India's toured Australia back in 2014.

Speaking about the Dhoni announcing his retirement from Tests, Ashwin said that the former Indian skipper got every emotional afterward.

"I remember when he retired from Test cricket in 2014, I was batting with him to save the match in Melbourne," Ashwin said in the video.

"But once we lost, he simply picked up a stump and walked off saying he’s done. It was quite an emotional moment for him. Ishant Sharma, Suresh Raina and I were sitting in his room that evening. He was still wearing his Test match jersey through the entire night and he shed a few tears as well," he added.

Ashwin then went on to speak about a piece of advice he had received from Dhoni early on in his career, which he still follows.

"During the 2010 Champions League, he taught me a very important lesson. I bowled the Super Over against the Victoria Bushrangers [CSK lost the game] and MS came up to me and said, ‘you didn’t bowl your best ball under pressure. You’ve got the carrom ball and you need to use it a lot more’," he said.

“And that’s something he always maintained with respect to me. He said I was very, very innovative and skillful and I must keep sharpening this aspect of my game. This advice stuck with me and I follow it to date,” he added.


On Saturday, the veteran wicket-keeper-batsman had shared a video and captioned the post, "Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired."

The video had the iconic song 'Mai Pal Do Pal Ka Shayar Hu' from Amitabh Bachchan's 'Kabhie Kabhie' playing in the background and in it, Dhoni shared his incredible journey in the Indian side including his run out in the last game against New Zealand in the World Cup 2019 semifinal.

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