The minute MS Dhoni announced his retirement news via Instagram, tributes and emotional messages began flooding from around the globe. From Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, and Ravindra Jadeja it became unstoppable. Amongst those was India’s opening batsman and limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma, who posted a eulogy for the former Indian captain. Rohit’s tweet also suggested something about the opening match of the IPL.
While Rohit Sharma made his international debut under Rahul Dravid, it was under MS Dhoni that he became the player he is today. It was in 2013 that the 33-year old got promoted to the top of the order in white-ball cricket. Since then, he has remained unstoppable. He has mustered 7000 out of his 9000 runs in ODI cricket and is ranked number two in the ODI rankings.
Rohit Sharma posted a tweet in his official Twitter account, writing “One of the most influential man in the history of Indian cricket His impact in & around cricket was massive. He was a man with vision and a master in knowing how to build a team. Will surely miss him in blue but we have him in yellow. See you on 19th at the toss @msdhoni,”
Below is Rohit’s tweet dedicated to MS Dhoni:
One of the most influential man in the history of Indian cricket?His impact in & around cricket was massive. He was a man with vision and a master in knowing how to build a team. Will surely miss him in blue but we have him in yellow.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) August 16, 2020
With the IPL 2020 slated to begin on the 19th of September in the UAE, going by Rohit’s tweet, it strongly indicates Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will lock horns in the tournament opener. The rivalry between the two teams has a vast history, having faced each other in the finals four times. Mumbai has defeated the yellow army thrice in the finals out of four, including last year.