Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the former Indian skipper announced his retirement from international cricket to bring down the curtain on his glorious career of 16 years. MS Dhoni stepped down from ODI captaincy in January 2017 after having retired from Tests on December 30, 2014, in Australia. During his glorious career of 16 years, MS Dhoni-led India in 199 ODIs and 72 T20Is.
He was all set to make a comeback on-field by playing for Chennai Super Kings in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League, which will kickstart from September 19 in UAE.
Ahead of the league, the whole country was celebrating the independence day, MS Dhoni at exactly 17:29 took to his social media and announced his retirement. He shared a video of himself, featuring his glorious as an Indian cricketer, with ‘main pal do pal ka shayar hon’ a classic Hindi song played in the background. Sharing the heart-touching video, Dhoni wrote:
“Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout.from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired (sic)”,
Here, watch the video:
Soon social media was flooded with tributes and appreciation posts from fans, celebrities and cricketers from around the world.
Amidst all the tweets and posts, a popular twitter user with the Twitter user name ‘Trendulkar’ took to his social media and came up with a hilarious post. In his tweet, he appreciated the song selection by MS Dhoni. Further, he also trolled the current generation of cricketers by wondering about their song selection for their retirement. He wrote:
“मैं पल दो पल का शायर हूँ is such a great song selection by MS Dhoni. Imagine cricketers retiring 25 years from now with an old hindi background song तू नंगा ही तो आया है… क्या घंटा लेकर जाएगा…”
Here, check out the Tweet:
मैं पल दो पल का शायर हूँ is such a great song selection by MS Dhoni. Imagine cricketers retiring 25 years from now with an old hindi background song तू नंगा ही तो आया है… क्या घंटा लेकर जाएगा…
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) August 15, 2020