MS Dhoni shares letter of appreciation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

MS Dhoni, who announced his retirement from international cricket on August 15, shared a letter of appreciation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his social media handles.

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MS Dhoni shares letter of appreciation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
MS Dhoni announced his retirement on August 15, 2020, bringing an end to a 15-year international career in which he helped India scale the summit of Test cricket as well as in ICC events like the SWorld T20, World Cup and Champions Trophy.


MS Dhoni made 130 crore Indians and many millions in the world sad when he announced his decision to retire from international cricket at 19:29 hrs IST on August 15, the day of India’s 73rd Independence Day. Many prominent personalities from all over the world have paid tribute to MS Dhoni, considered one of the best wicketkeeper-batsman, captain and finisher in the modern era. Now, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has joined in the appreciation, penning a two-page letter and that has been shared by MS Dhoni on his social media handles.

In the two-page letter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote to MS Dhoni and it read, "In your trademark unassuming style you shared a video that was enough to become a passionate discussion point for entire nation. 130 Cr Indians were disappointed but also eternally grateful for all that you have done for Indian cricket." MS Dhoni shared the appreciation letter on his social media by adding, “An Artist, Soldier and Sportsperson what they crave for is appreciation, that their hard work and sacrifice is getting noticed and appreciated by everyone. Thanks PM @narendramodi for your appreciation and good wishes.”

This was the first time MS Dhoni had shared something on his Twitter handle after February 14. Within 34 minutes, the tweet has been retweeted close to 20K times and has been liked by over 55K people. There have been close to 3K comments.

Dhoni retirement a shock

MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket through a social media post. The former Team India skipper took to Instagram and shared a video with a caption: "Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout.from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired".

The video also had the iconic song 'Mai Pal Do Pal Ka Shayar Hu' from Amitabh Bachchan's 'Kabhie Kabhie' playing in the background. But numerous fans have been wondering why Dhoni mentioned the specific time in 19:29 on his retirement post. According to social media speculations, when Dhoni left the pitch for the final time for Team India, the clock showed 19:29 as well. As per the belives from fans, this is the reason why Dhoni decided to refer to that specific timeband in his retirement post.

Since India's semi-final exit from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against New Zealand in August last year, MS Dhoni did not play for India since that match. That was also the final time Mahi downed upon the iconic Blue jersey for India when he got run-out, inches away from guiding his nation to another thrilling victory.

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