Former Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni announced his retirement on Saturday, 15 August.
The man who led India to victory in the 2011 World Cup took to Instagram to thank his fans for their support. Dhoni's retirement sent netizens into a frenzy as support and heart-broken messages flooded Twitter.
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in November 2013, tweeted his wishes for Dhoni, stating that "winning the 2011 World Cup together has been the best moment of my life.”
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
Twitter Thanks Dhoni for His Services
Actor Randeep Hooda thanked Dhoni for the 'entertainment' over the years.
Indian women cricket team's head coach WV Raman also called Dhoni the 'Ranchi Royale,' who surpasses James Bond in 'natural flair and uniqueness.'
Cricketer and team mate Hardik Pandya stated he will miss playing with his "biggest inspiration."
There’s only one #MSDhoni. Thank you my friend and elder brother for being the biggest inspiration in my career. Will miss playing with you in the blue jersey but am sure you will always be there for me and will keep guiding me #7 pic.twitter.com/Q3j9pbcOGy— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) August 15, 2020
Former cricketer S Badrinath applauded Dhoni' on his humble nature, calling him an "epitome of simplicity."
When you lead without saying, get the best with out asking, build a team without meetings ,be humble when others crumble and an epitome of simplicity ...you are @msdhoni #Dhoni pic.twitter.com/EhC0yFhbOX— S.Badrinath (@s_badrinath) August 15, 2020
Fans Call It The End of An Era
My Favourite Moments are 2007 T20 World cup Dhoni leads on his own way and 2011 world cup ...Era comes to an end..My favourite partnership To watch @msdhoni & @YUVSTRONG12...Now love to watch you on Ipl...Happy retirement#dhoniretired pic.twitter.com/A740hAYoij— Chintu pandey (@imchintu_pandey) August 15, 2020
You are not just a cricket player for me, you are my life @msdhoni. You were, are & will always be my leader & i will always follow you in my life. I love you to my very bones <3 #ThankyouDhoni #Dhoni pic.twitter.com/s3qRF8Gqfy— Devil (@beingthedevil_) August 15, 2020
Sportswriter Chetan Narula shared a clip of MS Dhoni walking off for the last time in Team India' colours at Manchester, UK.
Saved this clip.. hoped never to use it.— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) August 15, 2020
MS Dhoni.. walking off for the last time in Team India colours!
India vs New Zealand (1st SF, WC): July 10, 2019. Old Trafford, Manchester, UK.#MSDhoni #MSDhoniRetires #Legend #ThankYouMSDhoni #Dhoni #TeamIndia #MenInBlue pic.twitter.com/qetoGp8P0A
Can't imagine any one else wearing a Number 7 India jersey again. Thank you for the unforgettable memories #MSDhoni. See you in UAE.— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 15, 2020
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