• Along with the New Year celebrations, Dhoni's retirement was the hot topic of the town.null
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Indian cricket team captain and wicket-keeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's retirement announcement from Test cricket has shocked many of his ardent fans.

Ever since the cricket hero announced the big news on Tuesday, 30 December, social networking pages have been flooded with the opinions of celebrities and others with the hashtag #Dhoniretires. Apart from the New Year celebrations, Dhoni's retirement was the hot topic of the town.

While Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble, Suresh Raina, Yuvaraj Singh, former English cricketer Michael Vaughan, former New Zealand cricketer Iain O'Brien and many others congratulated Dhoni for his wonderful career in Test cricket, many of his fans, who were shocked on the news went sentimental and paid tributes to the star.

Check the reactions of the fans below:

Sumit Awasthi

#DhoniRetires dint believe ths i wl use ths hashtag sosoon in my life. @msdhoni played jst 10 yrs of Int'l cricket & nw wnt playTest. #irony

jatin sapru

Surprised no one saw it coming, typical MSD style isn't it? No soap opera,always been a Scorsese 'wtf just happened here' guy #Dhoniretires


You have no eligibility to speak about captain cool ! @msdhoni #TomAlter ? who are you man ?? #DhoniRetires #ThankYouDhoni

kashyap vinayak

#DhoniRetires @msdhoni brought india as no 1 test team.hats off!!!!!!!!!

Chhota Gabbar

#Dhoni followers said- he takes the game to the last over. This time, it was over before the last over of series is over. #DhoniRetires


Feeling bit sad about Dhoni's retirement from Test cricket & shocked at the sudden announcement... #DhoniRetires

Dileep Premachandran

I don't care how imaginative you or attacking you are as captain. Without two world-class bowlers, you'll win nothing. #DhoniRetires

Vasant Hede

#Dhoniretires Abrupt end to his near magical journey has left a sour taste in each one of us! Proper intimation #appreciated

Latha Srinivasan

#MSD respect #DhoniRetires

Ramesh Srivats

I'm sure Dhoni had decided to retire in 2014. And as usual, he did it with only a day to spare. #DhoniRetires

Abhijit Majumder

India Cements will now have a full-time vice president. And Indian cricket a full-time captain. #DhoniRetires #ThankYouDhoni

Renuka Vyavahare

Test was not his forte but to retire with one test to go .. #weird #IndvAus #Dhoni #DhoniRetires

He should have at least waited for his #biopic to come out. 

Gulzar Hussain

I see wet eyes all around.Those who know you will back you @msdhoni. Have massive respect for you.#DhoniRetires

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