After the Indian cricket team crashed out of the ICC Cricket World Cup, it is clear that the era of MS Dhoni is coming to an end. Many experts and pundits believe that it is time that he hung up his boots. However, for every person calling for retirement, there are 100s of others beseeching him to stay.
Among the latter group is singer and icon, Lata Mangeshkar, who penned a heartfelt message. Other such people were politician, Smriti Irani, former cricketer Adam Gilchrist and many more tweeted their support.
Namaskar M S Dhoni ji.Aaj kal main sun rahi hun ke Aap retire hona chahte hain.Kripaya aap aisa mat sochiye.Desh ko aap ke khel ki zaroorat hai aur ye meri bhi request hai ki Retirement ka vichar bhi aap mann mein mat laayiye.@msdhoni
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) July 11, 2019
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) July 10, 2019
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) July 10, 2019
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) July 11, 2019
— Deep Prakash Pant (@deeppant2) July 11, 2019
A hashtag called, ‘DoNotRetireDhoni’ has even been started and has gone viral.
— Rishi (@imrishinarwade) July 11, 2019
#donotretiredhoni @msdhoni INDIA is really very lucky to have you MSD. Even after losing our 5 wicktes at a low score the way MSD and @imjadeja built up pressure on opposition bowlers was priceless.Kohli replaced sachin but no one else can replace you mahi bhai❤️ Real ? of ??❤️ pic.twitter.com/37QBb4cDHe
— Vivek pandey (@Vivekpa15498803) July 11, 2019
— Prasad S Vasista?? (@SP_Vasista) July 11, 2019
#donotretiredhoni @msdhoni sir we n everyone knew that we lost last game but not hope… We want u to bring next world cup at home so don't think about retirement Plzz request ????? pic.twitter.com/0hLDthOmHm
— Santosh Kumar (@Santonam0519) July 11, 2019
— Arunprakash Singaravel (@ArunPrakashVel1) July 11, 2019
— ✖✖Kettavan Villain✖✖ (@kettavanItzme) July 11, 2019
— Dinesh Hari (@DH_off) July 11, 2019
— Syed Wahid (@SyedWah76785536) July 11, 2019
— sAcHiN V (@sachinvasu1) July 11, 2019
— Sunil Prajapati (@Imsunil122) July 11, 2019
— Anuj Gujarathi (@AnujGujarathi2) July 11, 2019
But let us make him realize that there are billion of fans who want him to stay. So let's make one move to make him realize.
— Prince Raj (@PrinceRaj654) July 11, 2019
— Alim Hossain (@AlimMunsi) July 11, 2019
— Bharat (@Bharat43405366) July 11, 2019
U r my inspiration.. I have not dreamt of cricket without you. You have won the world cup for us.. Do not retire after this match..i want u to play for your whole life and i want to cheer for you and fight for u..
U r my role model . please do not retire #donotretiredhoni pic.twitter.com/WW6FP0LGsh
— Akshat Kotnala (@AkshatKotnala07) July 11, 2019
Whole Indians have emotionally connection with u
At least wait for 2020 -T20 world cup , we need nd we want a memorable farewell for u , don’t go aise hi , u are the ❤️ for every Indians
Ur contribution to the Indian team is unforgatble ?? @msdhoni#donotretiredhoni pic.twitter.com/ApiWQGcdn9
— Er vignesh Natarajan (@VICKYMECH454) July 11, 2019