Updated: August 16, 2020 2:12:43 pm
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Sunday hailed former Indian captain M S Dhoni, who announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday, describing him as “captaincool” and said his name
will be etched in history.
DMK President M K Stalin said the era of Dhoni will be missed and credited his “agile leadership.”
Actor-politician Kamal Haasan lauded Dhoni’s self-belief and recalled his “small town” roots.
“#MSDhoni’s name will be etched in history for leading the Indian cricket team in 331 international matches and for
being the only #captaincool to win 3 championships for the nation,” Palaniswami said.
His laurel and fame will be cherished by every Indian. pic.twitter.com/KBDJwoRt5V
— Edappadi K Palaniswami (@CMOTamilNadu) August 16, 2020
Dhoni had led the team successfully in three ICC multi-national summit clashes– the T20 World Cup in 2007,
the 2011 World Cup and the Champions Trophy in 2013.
Stalin also took to the micro-blogging site, where he shared a picture of Dhoni shaking hands with late DMK President and former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi.
— M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) August 15, 2020
“The era of #MSDhoni will be missed. Thank you for your exceptional contributions to cricket and agile leadership,
Captain Cool. Wish you the best for the next innings,” he said in the tweet.
Haasan, founder of Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) thanked Dhoni for “demonstrating how self-belief can help achieve in sports and life.”
Dear @msdhoni Thank you for demonstrating how self-belief can help achieve in sports and life. Rising from a small town to being the hero of the nation, your calculated risks and calm demeanour will be missed by Team India. Glad that your love story with Chennai continues.
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) August 16, 2020
“Rising from a small town (Ranchi) to being the hero of the nation, your calculated risks and calm demeanour will be
missed by Team India,” he tweeted.
“Glad that your love story with Chennai continues,” Haasan said, in an apparent reference to Dhoni slated to play
this year’s IPL for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) franchise.
The 39-year-old Dhoni had on Saturday taken to Instagram to announce his retirement from international cricket, saying, “thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. from 1929hrs consider me as retired.”
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