when MS Dhoni announced retirement international cricketWidely deemed as one of India’s finest cricketers, Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket last month.
While Dhoni is currently captaining Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 2020 season of Indian Premier League (IPL), there is no clarity till when he will continue to play professional cricket. Furthermore, there have been speculations if the 2011 World Cup-winning Indian skipper would continue to endorse brands. MS Dhoni’s brand value
Notably, Indian cricket greats such as Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar continue to be the brand ambassador for numerous products. MS Dhoni announced retirement international cricket
Amid the speculations, a report published in rediff.com claims that Dhoni has cut down his price for promotions and is doing more endorsements than ever before. It quoted Arun Pandey, Dhoni’s business partner at Rhiti Sports, saying that the wicket keeper-batsman used to give 110-130 days in a year for endorsements when he was an active cricketer at the highest level and now he gives 180 days.
Before retiring from international cricket, Dhoni used to charge the same amount as those of Ranveer Singh, Akshay Kumar and Virat Kohli for endorsements. As per the report, Dhoni has slashed the price for promotions and it is now at the same level as Amitabh Bachchan or Ayushmann Khurrana. MS Dhoni announced retirement international cricket
MS Dhoni’s accomplishments as a cricketer is surreal, to say the least. In particular, he has left his mark as captain, winning India the 2007 World T20, 2011 Cricket World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy. He also led the national team to No. 1 rankings in Test cricket.
Dhoni has also captained CSK to three IPL titles from 10 seasons and two Champions League T20 trophies.
As far as Dhoni’s batting feats are concerned – he transformed himself into one of the greatest finishers of the game. He represented India in 90 Tests, 350 ODIs and 98 T-20 Is, amassing more than 17000 international runs with 16 centuries. MS Dhoni’s brand value
The ex-Indian captain also has 634 catches and 195 stumpings (world record) to his name combining all three formats of the game.
He might have left the international circuit, but Dhoni looked in his elements while leading CSK in the first game of IPL 2020 against defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) last Saturday (September 19).
The 38-year-old didn’t miss any trick while marshalling his troops on the field as CSK defeated MI by five wickets.
Asked to bat first, Chennai restricted Mumbai to 162/9 in 20 overs. All the CSK bowlers bowled brilliantly. While Lungi Ngidi picked up three wickets by giving away 38 runs in his four overs, Deepak Chahar (2-32) and Ravindra Jadeja (2-42) took two scalps each. Piyus Chawla (1-21) and Sam Curran (1-28) were economical and claimed wicket apiece.
In the chase, CSK rode on Ambati Rayudu’s 71 from 48 balls and Faf du Plessis’ unbeaten 58 off 44 balls to achieve the target with four deliveries to spare.
Chennai Super Kings will take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) in their second game on September 22 in Sharjah and Dhoni will be looking to carry the same momentum further.