New Delhi, Jan 4: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who on Wednesday stepped down as India’s One-Day Intertiol and Twenty20 Intertiol (T20I) sides captain, was hailed as “one of the finest leaders” by former BCCI president Anurag Thakur. “He led the team to great heights & inspired so many across countries!,” Thakur wrote on Twitter. Thakur was joined by noted cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle and 2012 Olympic bronze medal-winning shooter Gagan rang in highlighting Dhoni’s achievements as India captain.
“I congratulate MS Dhoni on an illustrious career as Captain who led TeamIndia to memorable victories in T20WorldCup 2007 & 2011 ICC WorldCup!,” Thakur added.
Bhogle said: “World T20, World Cup, Champions Trophy, Test No 1, IPL titles, Champions League titles– India won everything under his captaincy”. Bhogle also commented that this was a selfless move. “Clearly Dhoni thinks the moment has come. Thought he would quit after the Champions Trophy, but this is a selfless move.
rang wrote: “3 ICC titles and some glorious highs. Captain thank you for the memories! Wish you finish on a sparkling note.” (IANS)