Former India captain MS Dhoni drew curtains on his international career in the evening of August 15. Dhoni took to Instagram to post montages capturing the crest and trough of his 16-year long, illustrious career and announced his retirement with a very cryptic caption.
It was a typical Dhoni-way as he bid goodbye without craving any limelight, headlines or unnecessary attention, just like the entirety of his playing career.
The Ranchi-born was someone whom millions of cricketing kids across every nook and corner of the nation looked upon for inspiration and persistence.
As soon as he declared his retirement, a sense of melancholy washed away the spirit of independence as the whole nation sunk into despair.
As expected, social media was flooded with well-wishes and greetings for the stalwart’s second innings of his life. From cricket stars to mainstream politicians, everyone expressed their admiration and thanked the former skipper for his service.
Sakshi, MS Dhoni’s wife, penned a heartfelt message for her husband on Instagram.
Sakshi wrote: “You should be proud of what you have achieved. Congratulations on giving your best to the game. I am proud of your accomplishments and the person you are. I am sure you must have held those tears to say goodbye to your passion. Wishing you health, happiness and wonderful things ahead.”
She further added a famous quotation by Maya Angelou, an American poet and civil rights activist.
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel,” Sakshi added.
Meanwhile, Dhoni will be next seen in action in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The 39-years-old will be captaining Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for the record eleventh time this year.