Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the man, the myth, the legend. This is the name our generation will go on to tell to their kids about. The man behind that glorious run in 2011, culminating in the World Cup coming home to India after 28 long years.
Just like we all grew up hearing about Kapil Dev’s heroics in the 1983 World Cup, our future generation will listen to M.S. Dhoni’s exploits in 2011 in fascination.
On Saturday the 15th of August, M.S. Dhoni shocked the nation by taking to Instagram to announce his retirement from all formats of International Cricket, bidding adieu to his beloved blue no. 7 jersey.
In response, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote a heartfelt letter to the former Indian Captain, mentioning among other things that Dhoni was one of the greatest ever Captains to lead India on to numerous accolades and trophies, and that he was also one of the finest wicket-keepers the game has ever seen. And his match winning six from 2011 will forever be etched in our memories as well as his victory in the 2007 T-20 World Cup.
PM Modi went on to say how Dhoni came from humble beginnings and had no big names to back him up, but achieved everything he had only through his hard work, and this will inspire thousands of youngsters who have been to cushy schools or colleges to be like Dhoni.
Among many other things, the Prime Minister also praised MS about the balance in his professional and personal lives and his special association towards Indian Armed Forces, and wished Sakshi Singh Dhoni and their daughter Ziva all the very best.