KARACHI: Former Pakistan players have paid tribute to former Indian captain Mahendra Singh (MS) Dhoni after he announced his retirement from international cricket.
The 39-year-old cricketer announced his retirement on Instagram. Following his retirement, fans, as well as cricketers, paid tribute to him.
Renowned commentator and former captain Ramiz Raja paid homage to ‘great’ MS Dhoni and said that international cricket will not be the same without him.
On his official YouTube Channel, Ramiz Raja said, “Great captain, a great leader, and his numbers are staggering. Whenever anyone will write the history of Indian cricket, MS Dhoni’s name will be right up there as the player who thrived under pressure for the team.”
He further said, “He had the knack of producing the goods under pressure which is why he will always hold a special place in the hearts of Indian cricket fans.”
Former fast-bowler Shoaib Akhtar described MS Dhoni as a ‘great competitor’. Talking on his YouTube channel, Akhtar said, “Dhoni will always be remembered as an amazing leader.”
“He has proved that India can go abroad and win matches. He was a match-winner, a match finisher, a great captain, and a humble human being,” Akhtar added.
Akhtar also said. “I was hoping that he will get a great farewell since he has done so much for Indian cricket but I don’t think he was interested in that.
Legendary fast-bowler and former captain Wasim Akram also praised the great wicket-keeper batsman and reveals that he is one of his favourite players.
@msdhoni one of my favourite Crickterers has bade adieu to international cricket.He was someone who came ,played and conquered. Won India T20 World Cup World Cup and champions trophy.Loved his daring style never afraid of the opposition.Go well Mahi whatever you do in life
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) August 15, 2020
He took to Twitter and said, “MS Dhoni one of my favourite Cricketers has bade adieu to international cricket. He was someone who came, played, and conquered. Loved his daring style never afraid of the opposition. Go well Mahi whatever you do in life.”
While paying tribute to MS Dhoni, former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi called him ‘one of the greatest captains’ in cricket history.
One of the true legends of Indian cricket and one of the greatest captains, congratulations on a great career MS Dhoni! All the best for your future. https://t.co/ruw8hQ5z8Z
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) August 15, 2020