‘There will never be anyone like him’ — the tributes pour in as Dhoni retires

(Representational Image) M S Dhoni announced his retirement on 15 August 2020 through an Instagram post| Prabhu @Cricprabhu | Twitter

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New Delhi: As one of India’s most illustrious cricketers and former captain M.S. Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket through a video montage of ‘Main pal do pal ka shayar hu‘ on Instagram, the tributes came pouring in from all sides.

Dhoni captained the Indian cricket team for almost a decade from 2007 to 2016 in the limited overs format and from 2008 to 2014 in Test cricket. He is the only captain in the history of cricket to have won all three ICC trophies — 2007 ICC World Twenty20, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.

Along with Dhoni, fellow cricketer and teammate at Chennai Super Kings Suresh Raina also announced his retirement.

Among the people to congratulate Dhoni for his career was India’s Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar who said “Your contribution to Indian cricket has been immense… Winning the 2011 World Cup together has been the best moment of my life.”

Former Team India mate Virendra Sehwag said, “To have a player like him,Mission Impossible. Na Koi Hai,Na Koi Tha, Na Koi Hoga MS ke jaisa.”

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