Former Indian skipper and wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday shared a letter of appreciation for him from Prime Minister Narendra Modi following his retirement from the international cricket.
On Saturday on the occasion of India’s 74th Independence Day, the 39-year-old bid adieu to international cricket and thus called curtains on his illustrious career spanning 16 years.
Following his retirement, PM Modi wrote a lengthy two-page emotional letter for Dhoni, lauding the former Indian captain for his achievements on the cricket field and for everything he has done for the game in the country.
“Your dependability in tough situations and your style of finishing matches, particularly the 2011 World Cup Final, will forever be etched in the public memory for generations. But, the name Mahendra Singh Dhoni will not be remembered merely for his career statistics or specific match-winning roles. Looking at you as just a sportsperson would be injustice. The correct way to assess your impact is as a phenomenon! Rising from humble beginnings in a small town, you burst onto the national scene, made a name for yourself and most importantly made India proud,” a part of PM Modi’s letter to Dhoni read.