August 15 is a noteworthy day for all the Indians as on this very day India got independence from the British rule back in 1947. Now in the coming years, August 15 will hold a special place among Indian cricket fans for one more reason as India’s most successful captain MS Dhoni called his time from international cricket.
As soon as MSD revealed the shocking news on his Instagram page, the tributes poured in on social media. Cricketers from all around the globe glorified Dhoni for his contribution to the fascinating sport.
Among the well-wishers were some top-class Bangladesh cricketers who have played against the Ranchi-born superstar across formats.
Bangladesh wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim took to Twitter to express his feelings on Dhoni’s retirement. He rated the ex-India skipper as a great finisher and a human being.
“Such a Legends of the game…A great leader, a great Wk, a great finisher, a great human being etc. etc. so many qualities…salute to you and a big thank you MAHI VAI -MR15,” tweeted Rahim.
Such a Legends of the game…A great leader, a great Wk,a great finisher,a great human being etc etc so many qualities…salute to you and a big thank you MAHI VAI -MR15 pic.twitter.com/INJajkbjPN
— Mushfiqur Rahim (@mushfiqur15) August 15, 2020
Another cricketer who wished Dhoni from the neighbouring country was Shakib al Hasan. The veteran all-rounder posted a heartwarming note on his official Facebook page terming Dhoni as an inspiration to millions.
“Farewell to a great player and an even better opponent- MS Dhoni. Your time in international cricket has been exceptional and inspiring to millions. We only wish you the best in your future endeavours,” wrote Shakib on Facebook.
Former Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah also heaped praises for Dhoni. He lauded the veteran stumper for his decision-making ability and art to remain calm in every situation. Mahmudullah even expressed his disappointment upon hearing the news of Dhoni’s retirement.
“You have been a great inspiration in my cricket career. I really admire & look up to your cricketing ability, decision makings & most of all your calmness no matter what situation you are in! I was really sad when I just heard your announcement. Thank u Mahi bhai.#Legend #CaptainCool” Mahmudullah tweeted.
You have been a great inspiration in my cricket career.I really admire & look upto your cricketing ability,decision makings & most of all your calmness no matter what situation you are in! I was really sad when I just heard your announcement.Thank u Mahi bhai.#Legend #CaptainCool pic.twitter.com/spIk7F7XdL
— Mahmudullah Riyad (@Mahmudullah30) August 15, 2020
Bangladesh speedster Rubel Hossain termed Dhoni as a true gentleman of the captivating game.
“More than a cricketer, a true gentleman of the game. Thank you for the memories MSD. #DhoniRetires #ThankYouMSDhoni” wrote Rubel on the micro-blogging website.
— Rubel Hossain (@rubel34official) August 15, 2020
Another fine all-rounder Sabbir Rahman posted an adorable photo of himself with Dhoni and said that the former India skipper is a legend of the game. Sabbir revealed that he learned several things from Dhoni.
“A true legend of the game. Learned so many things from you Mahi bhai. Thanks for everything,” tweeted Sabbir.
A true legend of the game. Learned so many things from you mahi bhai. Thanks for everything. 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/khgJPJgAuT
— Sabbir Rahman (@OfficialSabbir1) August 15, 2020