‘Mahi gave the country several moments to remember’ – Jharkhand CM demands a farewell match for MS Dhoni in Ranchi

Home Minister Amit Shah also joined millions of fans to heap praise on Dhoni. Shah, on his Twitter, said that the world will miss his helicopter shots.

Sakshi Dhoni and MS Dhoni
Sakshi Dhoni reacts to her husband MS Dhoni’s retirement post on Instagram

While it was just a couple of emojis, Sakshi clearly conveyed what she wanted to.

Mohammad Shahzad
‘Really sad that my role model is retiring’ – Mohammad Shahzad reacts after MS Dhoni announces international retirement

Shahzad had expressed his love for Dhoni on multiple occasions. Shahzad has even modelled his batting on that of the Indian stalwart.

MS Dhoni and Mushfiqur Rahim
‘Great leader, wicket-keeper, finisher and human being’ – Mushfiqur Rahim salutes MS Dhoni

Dhoni announced his international retirement posting a video on his official Instagram account.

MS Dhoni and Shahid Afridi
‘One of the true legends of Indian cricket’ – Shahid Afridi pays tribute to MS Dhoni after he announces retirement

In a career spanning over 90 Tests, 350 ODIs and 98 T20Is, Dhoni scored more than 15,000 international runs.

Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni
‘I tip my hat to you’ – Emotional Virat Kohli reacts on MS Dhoni’s retirement

MS Dhoni announced retirement from international cricket at 7:29 PM IST.

‘There’s no limit to DRS here’ – Gautam Gambhir tweets on MS Dhoni’s retirement

Their partnership during the final of the 2011 World Cup at Wankhede Stadium is still remembered by many fans across the globe.

MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya
‘There’s only one MS Dhoni’ – Hardik Pandya pays tribute to Mahi as he announces international retirement

Post Dhoni's retirement, many former players paid tribute to him and reminisced several on-field and off-field memories.

MS Dhoni and Shoaib Akhtar
‘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.