The 39-year-old wicketkeeper and batsman is India's most successful captain having won the World Cup, the inaugural T20 World Cup and the Champions Trophy.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the most successful captain in the history of Indian cricket, opted for a Sahir Ludhianvi lyric about the transience of fame and adulation as accompaniment for his retirement announcement.
Dhoni, 39, called time on his 16-year-old international career Saturday with a cryptic message on his Instagram post that read "From 1929hrs consider me as retired."
From humble beginnings in the eastern city of Ranchi, before working as a ticket collector on the railways in Kharagpur in West Bengal, to Indian cricket's poster boy with a fleet of superbikes, Dhoni's life has even been chronicled in a Bollywood biopic.
Former India batsman Robin Uthappa on Monday recalled the time when he used to share hotel room with ex-India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Dhoni retired from international cricket in 2020 but had stepped down as T20I captain in January 2017. He captained the Indian team in a total of 72 T20Is, winning 41 of these and losing 28.
Chennai Super Kings also shared pictures of Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma and KM Asif waiting at the airport to board the flight to Dubai.
The swashbuckling wicket-keeper batsman, who took retirement from international cricket last year, will be seen motivating the team at the showpiece event.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians will take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in a mouth-watering clash to get the ball rolling as the Indian Premier League (IPL) resumes in Dubai on Sunday.
"Ravindra Jadeja has decided to relinquish captaincy to focus and concentrate more on his game and has requested MS Dhoni to lead CSK," the franchise said. "MS Dhoni has accepted to lead CSK in the larger interest and to allow Jadeja to focus on his game."