New Delhi: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement with immediate effect following the drawn Test in Melbourne. As soon as the news of Dhoni's retirement trickled in through a BCCI press release and Twitter handle, former cricketers, teammates and pundits took to micro-blogging site Twitter express their sentiments.
Former Aussie pacer Brett Lee wished Dhoni on a fantastic Test career
Congrats to @msdhoni on a fantastic Test Career
— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) December 30, 2014
Former England captain Michael Vaughan felt it was the right decision and the baton needed to be passed to Virat Kohli.
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) December 30, 2014
Commentator and former Sri Lankan middle-order batsman Russel Arnold termed Dhoni's retirement as the right decision.
New era for India starting in the New Year... Full of surprises MSD but the right decision. Well Done MSD !!
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) December 30, 2014
Former England player David Lloyd opined that it was time for Dhoni to move on.
Time to move on for Dhoni .... Kohli will step up very well IMO
— David 'Bumble' Lloyd (@BumbleCricket) December 30, 2014
Derek Pringle's assessment was fair and balanced.
Dhoni appeared impressively cool under duress but to suggest he was a great Test captain is spinning it more than Prasanna & Bedi ever did
— Derek Pringle (@derekpringle) December 30, 2014
Former India captain and spin legend Bishen Singh Bedi wished the skipper a 'Happy Retirement'.
MSDhoni's retirement in midst of test series leaves lot of us perplexed! But that's his prerogative.I'd like 2 wish MSD Happy Retirement!!
— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) December 30, 2014
Dhoni's ODI and CSK teammate Suresh Raina posed for a selfie with the man himself.
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) December 30, 2014
Former Pakistan all-rounder Azar Mahmood called MS Dhoni a great ambassador of cricket.
— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) December 30, 2014
Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha was yet another colleague who congratulated Dhoni was a wonderful Test career.
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) December 30, 2014