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MS Dhoni decided to retire from Test cricket after the Melbourne matchReuters

MS Dhoni's retirement from Test cricket has inevitably led to reactions from some of the biggest names in the sport. Dhoni has been one of the most successful Indian captain, helping India turn into one of the strongest teams on the international circuit.

People all across the social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter have been discussing non stop about the big news. His retirement has gone viral, becoming the talk of the town as well.

A number of high-profile cricketers have also reacted on Twitter, which includes the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Suresh Raina, Anil Kumble and Michael Vaughan.

Sachin Tendulkar congratulated him on a wonderful Test cricket career. The Indian legend also reminded Dhoni of his next target -- the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Tendulkar's tweet read,

''well done on a wonderful career in test cricket @msdhoni. Always enjoyed playing together. Next target 2015 WC my friend!!''

On the same lines, another former great, who played under the leadership of MS Dhoni, Anil Kumble paid tribute to his former teammate.

Anil Kumble's tweet read,

''Chennai 2 G, Great career MSD @msdhoni retired as captain. Way 2 go! Well done buddy on a fantastic test inning! Good luck! @BCCI #AUSvIND''

While some from the current crop of Indian players also tweeted about Dhoni's retirement. Vinay Kumar, the Indian speedster feels that he will be missed. Rightly so, as well, for he has given it all for team India and has led the team from the front on a number of occasions.

Vinay Kumar's tweet read,

Congrats Dhoni bhai on your wonderful journey of test cricket.. You will be surely missed''

The Indian captain backed a number of players, who he knew would prove to be a huge player. One of the those players was Suresh Raina, who tweeted a photo alongside Dhoni.

It was not only Indian players who tweeted about Dhoni's retirement. Former International players also showed their fair bit of appreciation about his contribution to Indian cricket.

Former English cricketer, Michael Vaughan's tweet read:

''Love the way @msdhoni plays the game ... But it's now the right time for @imVkohli to take the Indian Test team in a new direction.....''

Former New Zealand cricketer, Iain O'Brien's tweet read:

''When a players time is up,it's up. Those that slammed Swann for going mid series will pile into MSD? Well done on going on your terms MSD.''

Former Sri Lankan cricketer, Russel Arnold's tweet read:

'' New era for India starting in the New Year... Full of surprises MSD but the right decision. Well Done MSD !!''

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