Tributes have been poured in by the entire cricket fraternity after Former Indian captain MS Dhoni had announced his retirement from international cricket.
The Pakistan cricket community hailed MS Dhoni in one voice, calling him one of the greatest captains that India produced.
MS Dhoni made the announcement of his retirement by uploading a video on his Instagram account and wrote, “Thanks. Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. From 1929 hrs consider me as Retired.”
Pakistani stalwarts such as Inzamam-ul-Haq, Basit Ali, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis Mudassar Nazar, Shahid Afridi and many others showed immense respect for Dhoni.
Everyone’s favourite all-rounder, Shahid Afridi praised MS Dhoni in a tweet and wished him the best for the future.
“One of the true legends of the game and one of the greatest captains,” Afridi wrote.
One of the true legends of Indian cricket and one of the greatest captains, congratulations on a great career MS Dhoni! All the best for your future. https://t.co/ruw8hQ5z8Z
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) August 15, 2020
Inzamam, who won the most caps for Pakistan, said, “He is in my mind one of the greatest cricket captains India has produced. A true match-winner against whom I enjoyed playing against a lot.”
A great player, captain & one of the most iconic match winners of all time – #MSDhoni congratulations on such a remarkable cricket career. I would've preferred to see him bid farewell from the ground but undoubtedly he has done wonders for India.
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— Inzamam ul Haq (@Inzamam08) August 15, 2020
Whereas, Rashid Latif felt that Dhoni’s legacy will be remembered forever in Indian cricket. He said, “Fantastic player and captain. He had this knack for reading the game so accurately and using his players accordingly for every situation and he was the perfect match finisher.
“He used to read the situation so well and finish accordingly. The criticism against him after last year’s World Cup’s semi-final was unjustified as he tried his best in difficult circumstances.”
Also, cricketer Basit Ali said that in his entire career he had never seen a more versatile player than Dhoni.
“Just look at his record for India and for Chennai Super Kings it is amazing. When he played for Pune in 2016 and 2017 his team played in the IPL final. Such was his impact on any team.”