MS Dhoni, one of the finest cricketers to grace the game, announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday evening.
Soon after reaching Chepauk to participate in Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) training camp ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, Dhoni broke out the news regarding him signing off from the international arena.
Dhoni, one of the greatest captains ever, honed the skills of several players and remains to be an inspiration for many across the globe. Cricketing fraternity took to social media to pay tribute to the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman.
From Virat Kohli to Sachin Tendulkar to Michael Vaughan, Twitter was full of emotional tributes for Dhoni – who remains to be the only captain in the history of the game to have won all three ICC titles. But it was Rohit Sharma, who learned the tricks and trade of the game from Dhoni, whose tribute took the cake.
“One of the most influential man in the history of Indian cricket. His impact in & around cricket was massive. He was a man with vision and a master in knowing how to build a team. Will surely miss him in blue but we have him in yellow. See you on 19th at the toss @msdhoni,” tweeted Rohit.
One of the most influential man in the history of Indian cricket👏His impact in & around cricket was massive. He was a man with vision and a master in knowing how to build a team. Will surely miss him in blue but we have him in yellow.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) August 16, 2020
The Ranchi-born Dhoni was known for his aggressive batting style in the initial years of his career. After being appointed as the captain of the Indian cricket team, Dhoni went on to win several laurels for the team and emerged as one of the finest leaders of the gentleman’s game.
The 39-year-old signed off as an ODI legend with 10,773 runs, averaging 50.6 despite batting between No.4 and 7 for a major part of his career.
In Test cricket, from which he retired back in 2014, Dhoni amassed 4876 runs at an average of 38.09 and led India to more wins (27) than anyone else before him.