India’s most loved and equally criticised captain, MS Dhoni announced his retirement from the five-day format “with immediate effect” on Tuesday after the third Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).  True to his nature, the announcement came in a calm and composed manner, but as a rude shock to the world, with Dhoni walking away as India’s most successful captain and wicketkeeper-batsman in Test cricket.

On one end, the 33-year-old was mocked by the masses on Twitter while there was also praises for the World Cup winning wicketkeeper with #ThankYouDhoni trending on the micro-blogging website. From Sachin Tendulkar and Harsha Bhogle to Saqlain Mushtaq. There were plenty of positive reactions on Dhoni’s retirement.

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