To have a player like him, Mission Impossible: Cricket fraternity reacts on Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s retirement


New Delhi: India’s most successful captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday (August 15, 2020) at “1929 hours” bid goodbye to international cricket that led to reactions pouring in on social media platforms.

Dhoni shared a 4.07 minute clip of his cricketing journey on Instagram and said, “Thanks. Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired.”

From Indian cricketers to international cricketers, everyone expressed how they felt about India’s number 7 and how he had impressed players and fans all across the globe.

Sachin Tendulkar said, “Your contribution to Indian cricket has been immense, MS Dhoni. 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.”
 

Current Indian skipper Virat Kohli said, “Every cricketer has to end his journey one day, but still when someone you’ve gotten to know so closely announces that decision, you feel the emotion much more. What you’ve done for the country will always remain in everyone’s heart. but the mutual respect and warmth I’ve received from you will always stay in mine. The world has seen achievements, I’ve seen the person. Thanks for everything skip. I tip my hat to you.”
 

India’s one of the most aggressive openers, Virender Sehwag wrote, “To have a player like him,Mission Impossible. Na Koi Hai,Na Koi Tha, Na Koi Hoga MS ke jaisa. Players will come & go but there won’t be a calmer man like him. Dhoni with his connect with people having aspirations was like a family member to many cricket lovers. Om Finishaya Namah.” 

 

 

Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan said, “It was a privilege to have played with a friend and a cricketer who gave many laurels to our country on the cricketing field, very very greatly done on your career, MS Dhoni.”
 

England’s former skipper Michael Vaughan said, “The 2011 World Cup win was @sachin_rt farewell but masterminded by MS Dhoni … What an incredible international career … You could argue the greatest ever white-ball captain & finisher … Cheers for all the memories MS.”
 

Australia’s ex spinner Brad Hogg wrote, “History has a long list of legends who made a mark on something special. MS Dhoni enters that list. Thanks for the great memories.”
 

 

MS last played an international match in July 2019, when India was handed over a semi-final exit at the 2019 ICC World Cup by New Zealand.

The 39-year old made his international debut during a One-Day International (ODI) match against Bangladesh in December 2004.

In 2005, the wicketkeeper-batsman made a Test debut against Sri Lanka in Chennai.

Thala Dhoni will now lead Chennai Super Kings in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League in UAE, which will begin on September 19.

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