One of the most beautiful chapters of the cricket history ended yesterday after one of the greatest wicket-keeper batsmen, MS Dhoni announced his retirement from International Cricket. The news came out as a big shocker for everyone, as his fans were anxiously waiting for his comeback on-field, playing for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2020.

MS Dhoni, who was last seen playing for team India during the semi-final of the World Cup 2019 against New Zealand. However, no one thought that it will turn out to be his last appearance for team India. Following the tournament’s conclusion, he took an indefinite sabbatical from the game.

Ever since the heartbreaking defeat of team India during the World Cup 2019, there were speculations about his retirement. His cricketing career had become one of the most discussed topics in the cricketing fraternity, however, MS Dhoni finally ended the speculations once and for all.

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MS Dhoni chose 15th of August i.e. Independence Day to hung his boots. MS Dhoni took to his social media and shared a heartfelt video of his journey from his first match to his last match. Sharing the video, Dhoni wrote:

“Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout.from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired (sic)”

Below is the Instagram post shared by MS Dhoni through which he announced his retirement


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Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout.from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired

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Dhoni shared his retirement post exactly at 7:29 PM IST and even mentioned in his caption that from 7:29 he should be considered retired.

The cryptic caption has left everyone wondering why he has announced his retirement exactly at 7:29 pm IST. There were many who questioned the same by asking if there was any mahurat or was this number lucky for MS Dhoni.

According to some speculation it was exactly at 7:29PM IST India was knocked out of the World Cup 2019

Team India got knocked out of the World Cup 2019 last year on July 9 at the exact time. MS Dhoni walked away from the field for the last time in the same match. Martin Guptill ran him out in the penultimate over of the innings to break a millions of hearts and the man, with a grim face, walked away.

After his wicket fell, it was pretty much curtains for the Men in Blue. With Yuzvendra Chahal losing his wicket in the final over, India bowed out of the mega event and the time was 7:29 PM in the country. Former New Zealand cricketer Grant Elliott tweeted the next second Chahal got out, making it the moment India were knocked out of the World Cup.

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In another speculation it is being said that in numerology, the number 1929 has immense significance

Angel numbers are sequences of numbers that carry divine guidance by referring to specific numerological meanings. In Numerology, the divine science of numbers, it is understood that each number carries with it a specific vibrational meaning that goes beyond a simple quantity.

Coming to Angel Number 1929, it does have a significance, and surprisingly, the relevance matches with MS Dhoni. So, Angel Number 1929 shares that you have completed a big, great project, and you are closer to your soul destiny.

Well, we know what the project is in Dhoni’s case, and we all know how well he has completed his project. Well, it might be a coincidence, but it is something that can be debated upon.

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Dhoni doesn’t like to hog much limelight. He retired from Test cricket in 2014 the same way and also stepped down from captaincy in the same manner in 2017. On August 15, it was no different as the man decided to put a full stop to his international career which spanned across more than 14 years. However, he will continue to mesmerize the world with his batting and leadership in the Indian Premier League (IPL) while playing for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The fans will be eager to watch him make a comeback on the field once the IPL gets underway on September 19.