New Delhi, August 20
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described Mahendra Singh Dhoni because the embodiment of a brand new India the place household identify doesn’t make one’s future in a letter to the two-time World Cup-winning former India captain, who retired from worldwide cricket final week.
A grateful Dhoni shared the letter on his Twitter web page on Thursday, his first social media publish for the reason that “consider me retired” observe on Instagram that shocked every one on Saturday.
“You have been one of the important illustrations of the spirit of new India, where family name does not make young people’s destiny but they make their own names and their own destinies,” wrote the PM in his letter.
“Where we come from does not matter as long as we know where we are headed — this is the spirit that you have exuded and inspired many youngsters with,” he stated.
Dhoni, who can be an Honorary Lieutenant Colonel within the Territorial Army, thanked the PM for the appreciation.
“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,” he wrote.
In the prolonged observe to the celebrated cricketer, the PM additionally lauded the calm manner with which Dhoni led the Indian workforce.
“No matter what hairstyle you sported, your calm head remained the same in victory or defeat, which is very important for every youth,” he stated referring to completely different hair cuts that Dhoni made well-known after sporting an attention-grabbing lengthy mane at the start of his profession.
Calling him one of many best captains and probably the greatest wicketkeepers the sport has seen, Modi stated, “Your dependability in tough situations and your style of finishing matches, particularly the 2011 World Cup final will forever be etched in the public memory for generations.” “The correct way to assess your impact is as phenomenon.” The 39-year-old stumper-batsman was extensively thought-about a game-changer in worldwide cricket and earned widespread respect for his foresight on the cricket area, which made punts appear to be properly thought out technique.
“Rising from humble beginnings in a small town, you burst onto the national scene, made a name for yourself and most importantly, made India proud,” Modi wrote.
The PM stated Dhoni’s rise and conduct “gives strength and inspiration to crores of youngsters who like you haven’t been to cushy schools or colleges, neither do they belong to illustrious families but they have the talent to distinguish themselves at the highest level.” Modi concluded by wishing him one of the best for all his future endeavours. PTI