MS Dhoni grateful to PM Narendra Modi for emotional letter post-retirement: Thank you for the appreciation

Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, August 19

Former India captain MS Dhoni on Thursday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for thanking him for his contribution in direction of Indian cricket. 

The Prime Minister shared an emotional message for Dhoni who retired from worldwide cricket on August 15 after a 16-year profession. 

“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,” Dhoni tweeted.

Overall, Dhoni amassed over 17,000 worldwide runs throughout codecs, together with 16 centuries, and greater than 800 victims as wicketkeeper.



Dear Mahendra Singh Dhoni,

On 15th August, in your trademark unassuming fashion you shared a brief video that was sufficient to change into an extended and passionate dialogue level for the whole nation. 130 crore Indians have been disenchanted but additionally eternally grateful for all that you’ve got accomplished for Indian cricket within the final decade-and-a-half.

One means to have a look at your cricketing profession is thru the prism of statistics. You have been one of the crucial profitable captains, instrumental in taking India to the highest of the world charts. Your identify will go down in historical past as being one of many world’s batting greats, among the many best cricketing captains and definitely the most effective wicketkeepers the sport has seen.

Your dependability in powerful conditions and your fashion of ending matches, significantly the 2011 World Cup Final, will ceaselessly be etched within the public reminiscence for generations. But, the identify Mahendra Singh Dhoni won’t be remembered merely for his profession statistics or particular match-winning roles. Looking at you as only a sportsperson could be injustice. The appropriate method to assess your affect is as a phenomenon! Rising from humble beginnings in a small city, you burst onto the nationwide scene, made a reputation for your self and most significantly made India proud. Your rise and conduct thereafter offers energy and inspiration to crores of children who like you haven’t been to soft faculties or schools, neither do they belong to illustrious households however they’ve the expertise to tell apart themselves on the highest ranges. You have been one of many necessary illustrations of the spirit of New India, the place household identify doesn’t make younger individuals’s future however they make their very own names and their very own destinies.

Where we come from doesn’t matter so long as we all know the place we’re headed — that is the spirit that you’ve got exuded and impressed many kids with. Many of your memorable on-field moments exemplify a selected era of Indians. This era of Indians doesn’t hesitate to take dangers and again one another’s skills in even the hardest conditions— seen in the best way you took dangers many a time in backing little identified kids to ship in excessive strain conditions. The 2007 T-20 World Cup Finals is an ideal instance of this spirit. This era of Indians doesn’t lose their nerve in decisive conditions; we noticed that in a lot of your innings and video games. Our youth doesn’t lose coronary heart within the face of adversity and, most significantly, are fearless, identical to the group you led. No matter what coiffure you sported, your calm head remained the identical in victory or defeat, which is an important lesson for each youth. I want to additionally point out your particular affiliation in direction of India’s armed forces. You have been most comfortable being amongst our military personnel. Your concern in direction of their welfare has at all times been exceptional. I hope Sakshi and Ziva get to spend extra time with you. I convey my good needs to them as nicely, as a result of with out their sacrifices and assist nothing would have been doable. Our youth may additionally be taught from you the way to steadiness skilled and private priorities; I bear in mind seeing an image of you taking part in along with your cute daughter whilst everybody round you was celebrating a victory in a selected match! That was classic MS Dhoni. Wishing you the perfect to your future endeavours.


Narendra Modi.

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