In what can be seen as the end of MS Dhoni’s captainship career in Indian cricket, BCCI announces about his will to retire from ODI captainship. When every Dhoni fan was expecting MS Dhoni to lead India during the Champions Trophy later in 2017, the news has surely come as the biggest hitch for BCCI and Dhoni fans.
Dhoni made it clear that he will be available for selection of players in the upcoming series against England. He made India proud with numerous victories in his tenure including 2007 World T20 and 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Dhoni has lucratively captained for Indian cricket team in 72 T20s and 199 ODIs.
While Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s recent announcement did the rounds on January 04, 2017 (Wednesday), fans on Twitter world got active and left no corner to express their gratitude, and emotions for the Captain Cool. With twitter hashtags such as #DhoniStepsDown, #Dhoni, #Captaincool, #thankyoudhoni and #IndianCricket began trending in India.
If only we could have more of his captainship…here is a quick glance at how Twitterati took MS Dhoni’s decision
— Sharanya Narayanan (@iamsharz) January 5, 2017
— Ram Kadam (@ramkadam) January 5, 2017
— Vishal Anand (@vishanand) January 5, 2017
Tweets by the Indian cricket players…
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 4, 2017
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) January 4, 2017
— Virendar Sehwag (@VirendrasSehwag) January 5, 2017
As a captain, the achievements you have are outstanding & exemplary. You have set such high standards for the generations to follow @msdhoni
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) January 5, 2017
The news didn’t leave even politicians and celebrities unperturbed
I Wish @msdhoni all the good luck for his future endeavors, Thank you for your contributions as Captain of Indian Cricket Team. Well played.
— Narendra Modi (@I_NarendraModi) January 4, 2017
— Sushant Singh Rajput (@itsSSR) January 4, 2017
— Shahnawaz Hussain (@ShahnawazBJP) January 5, 2017
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) January 4, 2017
And last but not the least…
— India Forums (@indiaforums) January 4, 2017