After news of Mahendra Singh Dhoni not featuring in BCCI's annual contract for 2019-2020 surfaced on Thursday, speculations around his retirement once again captured the imagination of the cricket-crazy nation.
Though Dhoni's retirement has not been confirmed by any official or by the former skipper himself, thousands of people have been using Twitter with #ThankYouDhoni to give him a heartfelt sendoff. While some even voiced their frustration at not getting a chance to see their favorite cricketer in action again.
Dhoni has not featured in the Indian team since the semi-final loss to New Zealand during the 2019 World Cup in England.
So his career ended the same way it started. Poetic.
- ` (@FourOverthrows) January 16, 2020
Then : Mahi maar raha hai
Now : Mahi Ja raha hai _
For me , Cricket will never be the same as dhoni era !
- Rakesh kumar Singh _____ _____ ____ (@RakeshS93675393) January 16, 2020
- Nisha Jha (@IndiaNisha18) January 16, 2020
- Dosa Muncher (@thenibbasays) January 16, 2020
In 10yrs of time whom Indian cricket will miss the most.
- Frank Iyer (@FranklinnnMJ) January 16, 2020
Why trending #ThankYouDhoni He is not retiring this soon.He is not playing as of now BUT will soon be Back With A Bang.Dont Loose Hope People.He has to give lot of memories to us by playing multiple Brilliant knocks & his behind the stump commentary #MSDhoni My Forever Captain _ pic.twitter.com/5JJD3if5fL
- Mansi Shah (@mansishah1611) January 16, 2020
- Rahul Gupta (@Rahulgupta_307) January 16, 2020
Dhoni's last T20 International match for India was against Australia on February 27, 2019, at Bengaluru which the visitors had won by 7 wickets.