MS Dhoni’s experience as an international cricketer was considered as a big plus for India coming into this World Cup. Not only as a player, but also his experience as a former skipper of the side along with his understanding of the game helped keep India head and shoulders above other teams during the league stage of the tournament.
However during the ongoing ICC World Cup, speculations about Dhoni’s retirement from international cricket started doing the rounds in the media.
Virat Kohli in his post-match presser, however, denied giving any final word on this development.
India were pre-tournament favourites and Dhoni’s presence in the team was considered a big bonus as well.
Throughout the campaign, Dhoni stood like a rock behind the team and his teammates, guiding them to perform to their best in the tournament.
In the semifinal, when India was almost down and out, it was the Dhoni-Jadeja stand which almost won the game for India.
Now with the news of Dhoni’s retirement making enough noise, the Indian fans are asking the former Indian skipper not to retire so soon.
Requests of people asking him to continue playing for India have been coming in huge numbers on Twitter.
This is what fans had to say on MS Dhoni’s retirement news.
This man still has a lot of cricket left in him. It just wasn't his day and we need to praise him for everything he has given to us.For god's sake he was the captain when India won WC after 28 years.We owe him dis.He must play fr sme more time??#donotretiredhoni #DhoniForever pic.twitter.com/596jpbcqjO— Shreya Sri (@ShreyaSri910) July 11, 2019
#donotretiredhoni The man who gave everything for our country's pride?Loved everywhere in the world including Pakistani's??and hated by some of his own country's men?...Being MSDhoni❤is d toughest job in the world? pic.twitter.com/KtE6D6mJAL— @mi$Hráj.Boyina??? (@AmishrajBoyina) July 11, 2019
MS DHONI'S Odi Batting Stats— Troll Dhoni Haters Tamil Version (@tdhtv_offl) July 11, 2019
Innings : 297
Runs : 10773
Average : 50.57
100s : 10 50s : 73
Fours : 826
Sixes : 229
Insane stats for a middle order batsman ???#DhoniForever #donotretiredhoni pic.twitter.com/8UTvpCMs5d
I don’t know who created this but I can only tell thank you so much for filtering my tears a bit..#donotretiredhoni— Suresh Mahawar (@SureshM94380219) July 11, 2019
Love you forever #Mahi❤️
A million dollars lovable pic!! pic.twitter.com/XahZgpbKJq pic.twitter.com/HasqstrxUJ
We need you mahi..INDIA need you...we even can't think cricket without you.— Sarang Joshi (@SarangJoshi98) July 11, 2019
India will not get another MSD....
Please don't even think about your retirement. Always in support of you.@msdhoni #donotretiredhoni pic.twitter.com/AyTQGy76ji
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