With social media abuzz with his name and #DhoniRetires trending online, several business brands too joined in to show their love for Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who announced retirement from international cricket on the evening of August 15.
He took to Instagram to make the announcement through a video montage and wrote, “From 1929 hrs consider me as Retired.”
Moments after the post, social media was flooded with posts from his fans, teammates and former cricketers - thanking his contribution to the Indian cricket.
Owing to his retirement, Amul posted a heartwarming video on social media which was a montage of all the art the dairy brand had made to mark Dhoni's achievements in his 16-year-long international cricket career.
However, it wasn't just Amul but several other brands, from Google India to Zomato, that wished the former Indian skipper best of luck for the ‘next innings’.
The former Indian skipper had already announced his retirement from Test cricket in 2014.
The man from Ranchi will, however, be remembered as as one of the finest to have ever played the game. For India, he played 350 ODIs, 90 Tests and 98 T20 Internationals.
Dhoni will be remembered as a leader even after he gave up his official tag of the leader, as a nonconformist who made risks look like a well-thought-out strategy and his instincts rarely failed him.