Earlier, Dhoni had to make the arduous decision to quit a government job and chose cricket professionally.
Dhoni decided to go after his passion, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Legendary India cricketer, MS Dhoni, after bringing an end to his glorious international career, has been at the centre of attraction for over the by-gone weekend and beyond.
A barrage of prominent entities around various industries and spheres have paid recognition to Dhoni’s iconic career through social media platforms.
Only a few days after Mahi made his announcement public, Indian Railways took to Twitter to congratulate its former employee.
“Cheers to the man who started his career with Indian Railways and ended with making India proud. We will miss you as a great performer,” Ministry of Railways tweeted.
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) August 16, 2020
Dhoni’s ordeals juggling between two careers is well-described in his biopic ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’.
During the struggling days at Junior level, Dhoni donned the role of Ticket Collector in the Indian Railways, while he was posted at Kharagpur in West Bengal.
Later, Dhoni had to take the giant leap of faith in his abilities to quit a sought-after government job and pursue cricket full-time.
Looking at the apex Indian railway board’s social media congratulatory post, Airline industry giants, Go Air and Indigo Airlines also chimed in with their tribute to the Indian legend.
“From lightning fast stumpings to last ball victories – you’ve always been the best at ‘finishing it off in style!’ Thank you Captain Cool @msdhoni, you will be missed,” GoAir tweeted.
From lightning fast stumpings to last ball victories – you've always been the best at 'finishing it off in style!’
Thank you Captain Cool @msdhoni, you will be missed. 💙#DhoniRetires #Dhoni pic.twitter.com/YGd9mNQuTQ
— GoAir (@goairlinesindia) August 15, 2020
“To an incredible journey of our very own captain cool. Thank you for inspiring us to dream big and making cricket more than just a game for all of us. We wish you the best in your next innings,” IndiGo tweeted.
To an incredible journey of our very own captain cool. Thank you for inspiring us to dream big and making cricket more than just a game for all of us. We wish you the best in your next innings. Share with us your best moments of @msdhoni . 🏏 #Dhoni #mahi #LetsIndiGo #Cricket pic.twitter.com/chKC5Sw7Dj
— IndiGo (@IndiGo6E) August 15, 2020
Dhoni, however, will continue playing cricket in the Indian Premier League (IPL), donning the yellow jersey of his beloved Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Fans will gear up to see the talismanic wicket-keeper batsman in action during the thirteenth season of the IPL, starting September 19.