Tributes poured in from all corners of the cricketing world as former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement on Saturday.
Here are some of the reactions...
The 39-year-old will, however, compete in this year's IPL, which gets underway in the UAE from September 19 after being moved out of India due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout from 1929hrs consider me as retired," Dhoni posted on his instagram handle.
The announcement came a day after he joined his Chennai Super kings teammates at the side's home base for a short training camp ahead of the players' departure to the UAE next week.
His last outing in India colours was during the lost World Cup semifinal against New Zealand in July last year.
Ever since he went on a sabbatical after that match, speculation raged over his future but he stoically avoided a response for over a year.
The reticent man from Ranchi will, however, go down as one of the finest to have played the game for India, turning up for the country in a whopping 350 ODIs, 90 Tests and 98 T20 Internationals.
(with PTI inputs)