Former Indian cricket skipper, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket this evening, and we cannot process this sudden shock. Dhoni last played for Team India during the 2019 World Cup semi-final against New Zealand.
Dhoni captained the national ODI team from 2007 to 2016 and the Test cricket team from 2008 to 2014. Under his captaincy, India won two World Cups — 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup.
Dhoni took to Instagram a while ago and shared the news of his retirement. He posted: “Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout.from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired.” Along with the post he shared a sweet video capturing his journey in the Indian team.
Bollywood actors and crickets have taken to social media reacting to the news of MS Dhoni’s retirement. While many have expressed their sadness, others posted celebrating his career.
Sachin Tendulkar tweeted, “Your contribution to Indian cricket has been immense, @msdhoni . Winning the 2011 World Cup together has been the best moment of my life. Wishing you and your family all the very best for your 2nd innings.”
Your contribution to Indian cricket has been immense, @msdhoni. Winning the 2011 World Cup together has been the best moment of my life. Wishing you and your family all the very best for your 2nd innings. pic.twitter.com/5lRYyPFXcp
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 15, 2020
😞 a chapter ends in Indian cricket https://t.co/rIyCFrwVn4
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) August 15, 2020
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) August 15, 2020
Immense respect for M.S Dhoni for not just being an outstanding player but also setting an exceptional example with his conduct and journey, on & beyond field https://t.co/cuRg79nUwP
— Yami Gautam (@yamigautam) August 15, 2020
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) August 15, 2020
— Kartik Aaryan (@TheAaryanKartik) August 15, 2020
— Nikitin Dheer (@nikitindheer) August 15, 2020
As long as cricket and Dhoni is there he will never b able to retire from the mind of millions of people like me who admire his contributions to the world of cricket#DhoniRetires #Dhoni #msdhoni pic.twitter.com/cISjP1AJXA
— priyadarshan (@priyadarshandir) August 15, 2020
There will be a lot of players & captains bt there can never b another #Dhoni..D man who always lead frm d front ..many play fr records you played to win and made records….India will miss you terribly.Thank you #MSDhoni & #Raina for your immense contribution to Team India !
— Sidharth Shukla (@sidharth_shukla) August 15, 2020
Dhoni’s wife, Sakshi Dhoni replied to his post with emojis ❤️🙏🏻
Some Prominent Bollywood personalities like Ranveer Singh and Tanmay Bhat replied to MS Dhoni’s post. Ranveer’s reply read, “LOVE YOU MAHI BHAI 😍❤️🙌🏽🙏🏽 THANK YOU FOR MAKING US SO PROUD.” Tanmay wrote, “You will always be our captain 🔥🔥”
MS Dhoni is considered one of the most successful captains of World Cricket. He is the only captain in the history of Cricket to win all ICC trophies.
The BCCI has said ‘Captain Cool’ changed the face of Indian cricket with his calm demeanour, sharp understanding of the game and astute leadership qualities’.
Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput essayed the role of Captain Cool, MS Dhoni in the biopic made on the cricketer. The film titled M.S.Dhoni: The Untold Story was a massive success.
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