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While we all eagerly await for IPL 2020 to start, Indian fans will have to contend with some rather unfortunate news. MS Dhoni has retired from international cricket. We all knew this day would come but none of us were ever going to be prepared for it. The legendary wicket keeper has helped India become a powerhouse in the world of modern day cricket.
Despite inching closer to 40 years, MS Dhoni has maintained his fitness level that would put much younger cricketers to shame. As soon as the announcement was made, cricketers from all over the world have paid tribute to Captain Cool, the originator of the helicopter shot!
Sachin ‘Little Master’ Tendulkar tweeted the following “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,”
Current Indian captain, Virat Kohli tweeted the following “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,”
Dhoni’s former CSK team mate also joined in by tweeting “The legend retires in his own style as always, @msdhoni bhai you have given it all for the country. The champions trophy triumph, 2011 World Cup and the glorious @ChennaiIPL triumphs will always be etched in my memory. Good luck for all your future endeavours,”
Former England captain, and Sky Sports’ broadcaster Nasser Hussain had the following to say about Dhoni “Great captain, probably the best white-ball captain there has ever been. And also a cool, calm customer under pressure. A great finisher of a game, the game wasn’t won until you got Dhoni out. That is a good combination when you’re a great captain, cool and calm under pressure.”
Another former England captain, Mike Atherton chimed in as well “When a player retires, what do people remember about that player? Not the average or the numbers but how they played the game and the iconic moments that they were involved in. I would remember the hitting of that six at the Wankhede Stadium to win that World Cup in 2011. What a fabulous player he was.”
Amongst his numerous achievements, perhaps the one that fans will remember the most was the way he guided the Indian team to victory in the 2011 World Cup. Dhoni is India’s most successful captain in limited-over internationals, having won three ICC trophies – the 2007 World T20 World Cup, that 2011 World Cup win on home soil and the 2013 Champions Trophy.