Wishes pour in for Mahendra Singh Dhoni after shock retirement
16 Aug 2020
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has called it quits from all forms of International cricket. Posting a photo montage in Instagram on Saturday, 15 August, Dhoni wrote, "From 1929 hrs consider me as RetiredFfrom 1929 hrs consider me as Retired."
Wishes have been pouring in, offers to join franchise cricket abroad have already come forward, but some goodbyes mean more than others.
Union home minister Amit Shah thanked MS Dhoni for his service and stated that the former captain has mesmerised millions through his unique style of cricket.
"I join millions of cricket fans across the globe to thank @msdhoni for his unparalleled contributions to Indian Cricket. His cool temperament has turned several hot encounters in India''s favour. Under his captaincy India was crowned World Champions twice in different formats," he tweeted.
Game recognises game. Former captain and the current Board for Control of Cricket in India president Sourav Ganguly, who is credit for giving Dhoni the break into the Indian team spoke about Dhoni's sheer natural brilliance.
“His batting in one-day cricket in his early stages made the world stand up and notice his flair and sheer natural brilliance,” Ganguly said.
“Every good thing comes to an end and this has been an absolutely brilliant one. He has set the standards for the wicketkeepers to come and make a mark for the country. He will finish with no regrets on the field. An outstanding career; I wish him the best in life.” Ganguly added.
Sachin Tendulkar who has always been vocal about the brilliance of Dhoni's captaincy reminisced the 2011 World Cup, and highlighted the immense contribution that MS Dhoni had on Indian cricket.
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." Sachin said.