'He came ,played and conquered': Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar Hail 'Legend' MS Dhoni
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‘He came ,played and conquered’: Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar Hail ‘Legend’ MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni, ICC Men's T20I Team Of The Decade
MS Dhoni [Photo-Twitter]

The entire cricket world has been paying tribute to the legendary MS Dhoni and Pakistan legends Shoaib Akhtar and Wasim Akram have also joined the bandwagon. The former India skipper, on Saturday, announced his retirement from international cricket.

The legendary wicketkeeper-batsman chose India’s Independence Day to make the big announcement. He took to his social media accounts to make the big announcement. His future with Team India was a topic of immense speculation ever since India’s exit from the 2019 World Cup in the semi-finals.

Incidentally, it has turned to be his last appearance for Team India. Following the tournament’s conclusion, he had taken an indefinite sabbatical from the game. Earlier this year, he was also dropped by the BCCI from the central contracts’ list.

Shoaib Akhtar and Wasim Akram’s tributes:

Soon after MS Dhoni announced his retirement, both Akhtar and Akram took to Twitter to pay glowing tributes to the former India skipper. Akhtar, in his tweet, said that the story of cricket will never be complete without MS Dhoni.

“Mahendra Singh Dhoni retires from international cricket. The story of cricket will never be complete without him. Video tribute coming up shortly. What a legend!,” wrote Akhtar.

On the other hand, Akram called Dhoni one of his favourites as he pointed out the India legend’s contributions to the game, tweeting:

“@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.”

The most decorated skipper in the history of Indian cricket, MS Dhoni led India to glory in the 2007 T20 World Cup, 2011 ODI World Cup, and the 2013 Champions Trophy.

Dhoni, who finished with 10,773 runs at an average of 50.57 in ODIs, is the fifth Indian to surpass the 10,000-run mark in the 50-over format. In T20Is, he played 98 games, scoring 1617 runs at a strike rate of 126.13.

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