Cricket world pays tribute to the cricket great MS Dhoni who announced his retirement from international cricket a day ago. He captained India in all three formats of cricket.
The 39-year-old made his decision public on Saturday via Instagram post, saying: “Thanks. Thanks a lot for your love and support throughout. From 1929 hrs today, consider me as retired.”
As captain, he won three ICC trophies. He led India to the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup title in 2007 and he repeated the feat at the 50-overs World Cup on home soil in 2011. In 2013, he lifted the ICC Champions Trophy in England.
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The wicketkeeper cum batsman made his last appearance for India in World Cup 2019 semifinal against New Zealand.
Following his retirement announcement #, MSDhoni became the number one trend worldwide on Twitter.
Messages and tributes for MS Dhoni have flooded Twitter timeline:
@msdhoni one of my favourite Crickterers has bade adieu to international cricket.He was someone who came ,played and conquered. Won India T20 World Cup World Cup and champions trophy.Loved his daring style never afraid of the opposition.Go well Mahi whatever you do in life— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) August 15, 2020
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
One of the true legends of Indian cricket and one of the greatest captains, congratulations on a great career MS Dhoni! All the best for your future. https://t.co/ruw8hQ5z8Z— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) August 15, 2020
Mahendra Singh Dhoni retires from international cricket. The story of cricket will never be complete without him. Video tribute coming up shortly. What a legend! #DhoniRetires #mahendrasinghdhoni pic.twitter.com/iFdFdHulRX— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) August 15, 2020
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 👏🇮🇳 @msdhoni— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 15, 2020
Congrats #MSDhoni on an amazing international career. You should be so incredibly proud of what you achieved on the field as a player and as one of the great leaders. You were always a tough opponent to play against and now playing with you for @ChennaiIPL has been a real treat. pic.twitter.com/dQEaIWfyFl— Shane Watson (@ShaneRWatson33) August 16, 2020
From captaining India to their first Test win at Lord's in 28 years, to scoring your 10,000th ODI run at this ground.— Lord's Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) August 15, 2020
👏 Everyone at the Home of Cricket congratulates you on a wonderful international career, @msdhoni.#LoveLords pic.twitter.com/BDEmy5YFwj
#DhoniRetires@Russell12A: "You will be missed from this lovely sport but all the amazing things you've done over the years will still be among us. Wishing you all the best in your future endeavours, great man."#MSDhoni #ThankYouDhoni #Cricket pic.twitter.com/qcnf9PDSr0— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) August 16, 2020
What Ganguly was to Yuvraj, Sehwag, Zaheer & Co. MS Dhoni was to Virat, Rohit, Raina & Co. Champion leader, a man who commanded respect, & brought joy to millions of cricket lovers! Well played @msdhoni.— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) August 15, 2020
Happy retirement from Intl. cricket!#PlayBold #MSDhoni #DhoniRetires pic.twitter.com/EDDXtPU7K2
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 👍👍— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 15, 2020
A man who gave hope to every small-town cricketer looking to start their careers. He now calls time on his career as the only captain to win all 3 ICC tournaments and the greatest finisher ever. To choose Independence Day for his final goodbye speaks volumes about #MSDhoni. pic.twitter.com/UIHqpXItyy— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 15, 2020