On Friday, MS Dhoni, the former captain of the Indian cricket team, known for his helicopter shot, announced his retirement from international cricket.
MS Dhoni, also the captain of Chennai Super Kings, made the confirmation through a video on Instagram. “Thanks. Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. From 1929 hrs consider me as Retired,” he wrote in the caption.
As soon as he announces for his retirement, his lakhs of fans on Twitter began pouring their love and respect for the legendary wicketkeeper-batsman.
His former teammates, including cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, foreigner cricketers including Adam Gilchrist, Home Minister Amit Shah and other politicians also wished him for the future.
One of the most influential man in the history of Indian cricket????His impact in & around cricket was massive. He was a man with vision and a master in knowing how to build a team. Will surely miss him in blue but we have him in yellow.— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) August 16, 2020
See you on 19th at the toss @msdhoni ???????? pic.twitter.com/kR0Lt1QdhG
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
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 @msdhoni #dhoniretires pic.twitter.com/ksfbedyDnQ— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) August 15, 2020
Congratulations on a super career @msdhoni an amazing cricketer and cricketing mind ????????— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) August 16, 2020
All the best in your next chapter.
.@msdhoni has mesmerized millions through his unique style of cricket. I hope he will continue to contribute towards strengthening Indian cricket in the times to come. Best wishes for his future endeavours.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 15, 2020
World cricket will miss the helicopter shots, Mahi!
So sorry to hear that #msdhoni retired half an hour ago. A true giant of the game, India's finest wicketkeeper-batsman & a transformative captain, he left a stamp on Indian cricket that defined an era. March on, Dhoniji. There will be other peaks to climb. https://t.co/Y4r8FBCO92— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) August 15, 2020
Will miss you so much ???????? The emotion of an era, One who made our childhood unforgettable, Wishing you all the best in your second innings @msdhoni #DhoniRetires #Dhoni ???? pic.twitter.com/DSswnBCf4C— Drupath B S (@Drupathdrullu) August 15, 2020
Let us tell you that MS Dhoni an unconventional batsman made his international debut in an ODI against Bangladesh in December 2004 and played his maiden Test match almost a year later against Sri Lanka in Chennai.
Captain Cool played India’s first-ever T20 International against South Africa in December 2006 and in his second ODI against Pakistan, a blistering inning of 148 runs in Visakhapatnam.
Subsequently, he strengthened his position in the Indian team as a match finisher batsman and a highly skilled wicketkeeper to lead the team.
In 2007, he got the opportunity of his life as he was appointed as the captain of the Indian team in the inaugural T20 World Cup, which India won after defeating Pakistan in a thrilling final. In 2011, MS Dhoni-led the team to the ODI World Cup win.