'Cricket is incomplete without him' – Shoaib Akhtar pays tribute to MS Dhoni

‘Cricket is incomplete without him’ – Shoaib Akhtar pays tribute to MS Dhoni

In his tweet, Shoaib Akhtar termed MS Dhoni to be an absolute legend.

MS Dhoni and Shoaib Akhtar
MS Dhoni and Shoaib Akhtar. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Borders or the disparities never matter to MS Dhoni. He always had the utmost respect for his opposition and opponents throughout his career. Thus, the wicketkeeper-batsman has received several congratulatory messages from all across the world as soon as he announced his international retirement. Former Pakistan bowler Shoaib Akhtar too took it to social media to share his message for the former Indian captain.

Shoaib Akhtar never shied away from showing his admiration towards MS Dhoni. On several occasions in the past, he has come out in support of the 39-year-old. Both of them were highly competitive sportsmen. When they were both playing, the battle between both these top-notch cricketers was a delight to watch.

Shoaib Akhtar to come up with a video tribute for MS Dhoni

Soon after MS Dhoni announced his retirement on Instagram, the former Pakistan bowler took it to Twitter to share his message with the world. Shoaib Akhtar called MS Dhoni a legend of the game and even added that that the story of cricket will never be complete without him.

“Mahendra Singh Dhoni retires from international cricket. The story of cricket will never be complete without him. Video tribute coming up shortly. What a legend! #DhoniRetires #mahendrasinghdhoni,” wrote Shoaib Akhtar in his tweet.

Shoaib Akhtar also mentioned in his tweet that he would post a video tribute for MS Dhoni soon. With just under 2.2 million subscribers, the former fast bowler always speaks his heart out on YouTube and fans seem to be quite excited for his video. Akhtar, at one point in time, also held the record for being the fastest YouTuber to hit 1 million subscribers.

With MS Dhoni having not played any cricket in over a year now, retirement was definitely on the cards. There were several speculations right after the World Cup 2019 but the former cricketer didn’t come up with anything back then. With the T20 World Cup scheduled to be played in India this year before the pandemic, many expected him to feature in the tournament. But now, with the tournament postponed until 2021, Dhoni might have felt it is the right time for him to call it quits.