'Will miss him in blue but we have him in yellow' - Rohit Sharma after MS Dhoni retires from international cricket

‘Will miss him in blue but we have him in yellow’ – Rohit Sharma after MS Dhoni retires from international cricket

'A bit shocking' - Rohit Sharma on Suresh Raina's retirement.

Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

MS Dhoni stunned the cricketing world with his sudden retirement announcement on Saturday evening. It took some time for even his teammates it seems to sink in the fact that he won’t be walking with them on the field in blue jersey anymore. Tributes and wishes poured in for India’s best captain and Rohit Sharma also joined the bandwagon early on Sunday.

He is the one whose career turned around in 2013 after MS Dhoni promoted him to open the innings. Since then, Rohit has been the best opener in the limited-overs cricket and the same is happening now in Tests. He has always credited his skipper for the shift in his career and admits that he will certainly miss the veteran’s presence.

Rohit Sharma termed the 39-year-old as one of the most influential people in the Indian cricket ever and also cited the impact he had on the game. However, India’s limited-overs vice-captain is also happy that MS Dhoni will continue playing in the yellow jersey. Interestingly, he also spilled the beans on the opening game of the IPL 2020 willing to meet his former skipper at the toss on September 19.

“One of the most influential man in the history of Indian cricket. His impact in & around cricket was massive. He was a man with vision and a master in knowing how to build a team. Will surely miss him in blue but we have him in yellow. See you on 19th at the toss @msdhoni,” Rohit’s tweet read.

Here’s his tweet:

Rohit Sharma bit shocked with Suresh Raina’s retirement

With all the euphoria around MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina went under the radar. Probably the best team man, one has ever seen on the field, the latter also decided to call it quits along with his captain. Rohit Sharma too was understandably shocked with his decision as Raina definitely had a few years of international cricket left in him.

However, he also showed respect to the southpaw’s decision and reminisced the times they played together for India. “Bit shocking but I guess you feel it when you feel it. Good career bro, have a great retirement, still remember the time when we came into the squad best wishes moving forward @ImRaina,” Rohit’s tweet for Raina read.

Here’s the tweet: