Mahendra Singh Dhoni has officially retired from Test cricket. This mammoth announcement was made as soon as the third Test Match between India and Australia ended in a draw. As unexpected it was, it was only Captain Cool who could make such a big decision with so much ease. I’m still a little shocked while writing this… Dhoni was one of the few captains who magically made our cricket team win even when we were stuck in the most pathetic situations. His unconventional batting (one of his trademark shots was called the ‘helicopter shot‘), his out of the box decisions and his amazingly cool temperament in high pressure situations made him the most successful captain of our country and I know we will always be thankful for the day MSD was chosen to lead India. Here are some of the reactions we saw on Twitter:
Why you going this, Dhoni?
The T20 World Cup (where Dhoni showed he’s the perfect captain) happened 7 years ago! Wow.
No pressure for World Cup 2015 Dhoni, no pressure.
The only match that matters.
O Captain! My Captain!
The perfect sportsman, team-player and human being.
Really don’t know why there my eyes are watering either!
The six that got us our second ODI World Cup in 2011.
Hashtags like #Respect and #ThankYouMSD are trending right now – just shows how much love we have for Dhoni in our hearts. Thank you, Captain.