Indian former skipper MS Dhoni made his retirement announcement on August 15, 2020. Dhoni is the only captain to bags all three ICC trophies for India(2007 inaugural T20 World cup, 2011 World Cup, and also Champions Trophy in 2013).

Legendary captain MS Dhoni took his Instagram account to announce this heartbreaking news. Dhoni along with a video captioned: “Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired”.

 

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

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The video also had the iconic song ‘Mai Pal Do Pal Ka Shayar Hu’ from Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Kabhie Kabhie’ playing in the background.

Dhoni Mentioned as “1929” in his Retirement Post:

After the announcement, many get in confusion about why MS Dhoni mentioned “1929 Hrs” in his retirement post. And his fans start to dig the information out and come up with a reason behind this.

Since India’s semi-final exit from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against New Zealand in August last year, MSD did not feature for the Men In Blue.

That was the last time when fans saw him in pitch with the blue jersey where he loses his wicket in an unbelievable run-out against New Zealand. Which changes the game in an instant and left Indian fans in tears.

According to social media speculations, when Dhoni left the pitch for the final time for Team India, the clock showed 19:29 as well. As per the belives from fans, this is the reason why Dhoni decided to refer to that specific timeband in his retirement post.

Match Ended Earlier Than Mentioned:

Though this news spread virally on the internet, TOS found this as fake news by digging into the India vs New Zealand Semifinals match. As per the statement that

19:29: India lost against NewZealand.

19.29: MS Dhoni’s retirement timing found as fake as the match ended earlier the mentioned time.

India vs New Zealand world cup 20189 semi final match end time
Source: Crickbuzz

As you can see that the match ended before 3 minutes compared to the mentioned time as the reason for Dhoni to mention that.

What is the real reason then?

First Reason – This is Why MSD Considered as Genius:

The time format is Indian standard time is 7:29 pm which might seem as random for most but Dhoni is not a person to do random things, particularly with numbers.

According to sources close to MSD, reveals that he chooses the time as it was the time of the last sunset in India on August 15. The westernmost point of India – Guhar Moti(alternatively spelled as Ghuar Mota) in Gujarat – is what sees the last sunset in India.

Watch the Reason Why MS Dhoni Mentioned “1929”:

On Saturday, the sunset there at 7:29 pm. “MS wanted to draw the parallel of walking off into the sunset.7:29pm is not random. It is well-thought. Even the way he wrote it – 1929 hrs – is how the military notes time. That is because of his love for the armed forces. That is just how he does things” says a source.

Watch MS Dhoni Respect Towards Military Officers:

Another Reason:

Many pointed out that 1929 was an ‘angel number’ which brings a message that you have completed a major phase or cycle in your life and that has brought closure to projects and ways of doing or ‘being’.

Many cricket fans also correlated the ‘Great Depression 1929’ to MS Dhoni’s retirement at 19:29 on Saturday.