It seems both Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina wanted freedom from international cricket on Independence Day. Dhoni was the first to take to Instagram to announce his retirement, following which Suresh Raina also joined the bandwagon.

Both Dhoni and Raina shared a strong bond with our Knights. A couple of photos highlighted the camaraderie that Dinesh Karthik, Rinku Singh and Kuldeep Yadav shared with Dhoni and Raina.

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@dk00019 : "Retiring in true MSD style! Very proud to have been a part of his long journey. You embody hard work and optimism. Thank you for bringing such joy on and off the field. We will miss you! Cheers to the future!" 🙏 @kuldeep_18 : "An experience of a lifetime. Playing with you has been an honour. So many learnings on and off the field. Thank you for all the guidance, you helped me become a better cricketer and improved my game. Cherish all the moments together and will miss you. Best wishes Mahi bhai." 💙🙏 @ar12russell : "You will be missed from this lovely sport but all the amazing things you've done over the years will still be among us. Wishing you all the best in your future endeavours, great man." #DineshKarthik #KuldeepYadav #AndreRussell #MSDhoni #ThankYouDhoni #DhoniRetires

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Dhoni has given us many moments of exuberance. One of them was his match-winning sixer at Wankhede that sealed us the World Cup title in 2011 against Sri Lanka. What a moment it was! Check out what finishing off in style means in cricketing dictionary.