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:
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
Feeling bit sad about Dhoni's retirement from Test cricket & shocked at the sudden announcement... #DhoniRetires
I don't care how imaginative you or attacking you are as captain. Without two world-class bowlers, you'll win nothing. #DhoniRetires
I'm sure Dhoni had decided to retire in 2014. And as usual, he did it with only a day to spare. #DhoniRetires
India Cements will now have a full-time vice president. And Indian cricket a full-time captain. #DhoniRetires #ThankYouDhoni
He should have at least waited for his #biopic to come out.