'Wish Pakistan Had Captain Like Dhoni': Pakistan Cricket Fraternity Keeps Rivalry Aside To Pay Heartwarming Tribute To MS Dhoni
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‘Wish Pakistan Had Captain Like Dhoni’: Pakistan Cricket Fraternity Keeps Rivalry Aside To Pay Heartwarming Tribute To MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni (Credits: Twitter)

Cricket has always been seen as something which could transcends boundaries between India and Pakistan and MS Dhoni’s retirement has showed it once again. The former India skipper announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday.

Tributes have been pouring in from all quarters for the legendary cricket and Pakistan cricket fraternity has also joined the bandwagon. Despite the poor bilateral relation between the two nations and MS Dhoni breaking Pakistani hearts on numerous occasions, fans and cricketers from Pakistan took to Twitter to pay him glowing tributes.

Legendary cricketers like Shoaib Akhtar, Sana Mir and Shahid Afridi were joined by hundreds of fans to pay tribute to the India stalwart. They lauded MS Dhoni for his contribution to the game and uplifting the status of the game globally. Some Pakistan fans even wished that they had a captain like MS Dhoni.

Here are some of the reactions:

https://twitter.com/loveforal1/status/1294721014300127238

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. Till date, he is the only captain to have won all the ICC tournaments. Under him, India also rose to the top of the ICC Test rankings for the very first time.

The 39-year old, 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.

MS Dhoni will be seen in action next when the IPL starts next month. The Chennai Super Kings landed in Chennai on Friday and is currently attending a pre-season camp. The team will leave for UAE on August 21. IPL 2020 starts on September 19 while the final is scheduled to take place on November 10.

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