Former India captain Mahindra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raini, two great Indian cricketers and 'jewels' of the Team India, on Saturday, announced retirement from international cricket. The first one to 'call it time' was MS Dhoni who took to his Instagram, announcing retirement with a heartwarming video summing up his career in over a 4-minute video. Joining Dhoni moments after his announcement, Suresh Raina also announced his retirement saying it was nothing but lovely playing with you, Mahi. With my heart full of pride, I choose to join you in this journey. Thank you India. Jai Hind!
MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina call it time | Political reactions
Thank You for the magic, says Union Minister Smriti Irani
Being one of the first to respond after MS Dhoni announced retirement from international cricket was Union Minister Smriti Irani. The minister wrote, "Thank you for the magic #Dhoni"
Staying there is harder than reaching...: MoS VK Singh
Staying there is harder than reaching. While Dhoni was one of the best captains of India, he also played a role as the world's best wicket-keeper batsman, making the Indian team one of the most balanced teams in the world. Thank you Mahi.
Join millions of cricket fans to thank you: Amit Shah
I join millions of cricket fans across the globe to thank MS Dhoni for his unparalleled contributions to Indian Cricket. His cool temperament has turned several hot encounters in India's favour. Under his captaincy, India was crowned World Champions twice in different formats. MS Dhoni has mesmerized millions through his unique style of cricket. I hope he will continue to contribute towards strengthening Indian cricket in the times to come. Best wishes for his future endeavours. World cricket will miss the helicopter shots, Mahi!