MS Dhoni, on Saturday, determined to bid adieu to international cricket after a 16 year-long illustrious profession. The declaration got here out as a shocker to many cricket lovers as no person noticed that coming. However, the previous India captain will proceed taking part in in Indian Premier League for Chennai Super Kings.
Players from cricket fraternity paid rich tribute to Dhoni for his illustrious profession. England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler, who thought of Dhoni as his hero, additionally posted an emotional message for the previous India captain on his retirement.
“A hero of mine and so many millions more all around the world. Congratulations on a quite incredible international career @mahi7781! An honour to have played against you,” Buttler posted on Instragam.
Dhoni until date turned the primary and continues to be the one captain to have gained all three ICC Trophies. He modified the face of Indian cricket with his calm manner, sharp understanding of the sport and astute management qualities.
Former England captain Nasser Hussain stated that Dhoni was “probably the best white-ball captain” ever in international cricket.
“Great captain, probably the best white-ball captain there has ever been and also just a cool, calm customer under pressure,” stated Hussain within the commentary field for Sky Sports in the course of the second Test between England and Pakistan on the Ageas Bowl.
“An incredible finisher. The sport wasn’t gained till you bought Dhoni out. Until very not too long ago, he paced the innings completely completely.
“Everywhere he has been, whether or not it’s with Chennai or India in Johannesburg once they beat Pakistan in that (2007 World T20) remaining which arguably introduced on the IPL and T20 cricket. And at Mumbai; the enduring second when he hit that six and so they have been carrying Sachin (Tendulkar) across the floor after that. He was concerned in a number of the nice moments of Indian cricket,” he added.
“He did it his personal means actually. Even in protecting, he was a really quick gloveman, very quick arms standing up to the stumps. Very fantastic cricketer.”
The reticent man from Ranchi will go down as one of many best to have performed the sport for India, turning up for the nation in a whopping 350 ODIs, 90 Tests and 98 T20 Internationals.