For quite some time, there have been speculations suggesting MS Dhoni’s retirement after the World Cup. With India having been moving at a steady yet exciting pace towards a WC win, his retirement seemed like the perfect ending to his journey. However, after India’s loss to New Zealand yesterday, the picture perfect farewell seemed to fade.
However, yesterday’s match proved one thing – there is a lot more cricket left in Dhoni. After India was left with a score of 92/6 against NZ, it was Dhoni alongside Ravindra Jadeja who pushed harder to take one for the team. Even though India lost by a margin of 18 runs, Dhoni and Jadeja proved to be the heroes we needed. So much so that veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar left a heartfelt message for Dhoni!
Lata Mangeshkar recently took to Twitter to address Dhoni, asking him not to even think of his alleged retirement because the country still needs him. Read her tweet here:
Namaskar M S Dhoni ji.Aaj kal main sun rahi hun ke Aap retire hona chahte hain.Kripaya aap aisa mat sochiye.Desh ko aap ke khel ki zaroorat hai aur ye meri bhi request hai ki Retirement ka vichar bhi aap mann mein mat laayiye.@msdhoni
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) July 11, 2019
Her tweet has left netizens emotional who are also asking MS to reconsider, if at all he is planning to retire.
Apne pure desh ke mann ki baat boldi.. Bhut khub😊
— Atul pandey (@atulpandey107) July 11, 2019
Such a sweet gesture by the one & only Lata Mangeshkar.
— Ketan Tamhane↗️🇮🇳 (@ketycares) July 11, 2019
Thank you ma'am for saying this, I just hope he reads this😭❤
— Appy (@Appsfizz) July 11, 2019
💕mahi bhai lata tai ki baat manlo
— Mask 🎭 (@Mr_LoLwa) July 11, 2019
So Sweet of you Lata Di 🥰😘🤗❤️😍 We all miss MSD badly😰😓😥
— Divya Saxena Rastogi -दिव्या सक्सेना रस्तोगी (@Divsbabs) July 11, 2019
khud ma saraswati ne keh diya. ab plz ek do saal khelte rho 😫
— Neeche Se Topper (@NeecheSeTopper) July 11, 2019
Even though Dhoni hasn’t officially announced his retirement, it would be interesting to see his response to Lata Ji’s tweet!