After announcing retirement from the international cricket on August 15, MS Dhoni shocked his fans as well as his fellow teammates. The 2011 World Cup-winning captain had posted a video on the IGTV of his Instagram account compiling some memorable pictures from his entire career.
Dhoni also thanked the fans for supporting him throughout his career before calling quits from the national duty. But there are speculations that the BCCI is planning on hosting a farewell match for Dhoni.
In the midst of all this Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote a letter to the former Indian skipper on his retirement, heaping praise on his leadership and sportsmanship of the game.
Dhoni took to his Twitter account to share the letter by PM Modi as he posted with a caption: “An Artist, Soldier and Sportsperson what they crave for is appreciation, that their hard work and sacrifice is getting noticed and appreciated by everyone. thanks PM @narendramodi for your appreciation and good wishes.”
An Artist,Soldier and Sportsperson what they crave for is appreciation, that their hard work and sacrifice is getting noticed and appreciated by everyone.thanks PM @narendramodi for your appreciation and good wishes. pic.twitter.com/T0naCT7mO7
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) August 20, 2020
In the letter, PM Modi hailed Dhoni as “one of the world’s batting greats” and “among the greatest cricketing captains” in the history of cricket.
Modi also praised Dhoni’s association with the Indian Army stating that his “concern towards their welfare has always been remarkable.”
MS Dhoni is the only captain in the world to win all the ICC Trophies and he played 350 ODIs, 90 Tests and 98 T20Is for India. He will next be in action during the 13th edition of the IPL starting in September in the UAE.