'MS Dhoni retires' trends on Twitter to send cricket fans in meltdown overnight
Even though an end of an era moment awaits the ardent fans and followers of the gentlemen's game who are expected to fall under an abyss whenever MS Dhoni calls time on his illustrious career, a simple hashtag clubbed with two words were enough to send them in a freak meltdown on Tuesday. The hashtag #MSDhoniretires assembled a legion of Dhoni followers overnight to hold a debate on the former Indian skipper's retirement rumours. The hashtag was aimed at Dhoni's much talked about retirement plans, something the Indian wicket-keeper is yet to address in public.
Will Dhoni call it quits this year or next is a decision that should be left to the man himself. At a time when the veteran wicket-keeper batsman is keen on making the most from his approved sabbatical from the gentlemen's game, fans and critics of the game are cashing in on the opportunity to remain vocal about his retirement. Dhoni's retirement speculations surfaced on social media and more fuel was added to the fire by Twitterati, who paved the way for the topic become a trending one in India.
The #MSDhoniretires was second most talked or tweet-about topic on Twitter yesterday. From MSD's quotes to his famous six that he struck against Sri Lanka in India's 2011 World Cup final triumph at the iconic Wankhede, almost every Dhoni valuable was on display in the form of tweets. However, while the rumours of his retirement trended in India, the 38-year-old batsman is still yet to announce whether he plans to stay active in the gentlemen's game or not.
An end of an era. #DhoniRetires#ThankYouDhonipic.twitter.com/hhZD44zXyO— Krishanu (@krishbhatt) October 28, 2019
I actually cried when Sachin announced retirement. If you are a true Dhoni fan upload your crying video. #DhoniRetires#ThankYouDhoni— Dr. Maithun (@Being_Humor) October 28, 2019
Nothing can be heartbreaking than this..will miss him n his humour in the team#DhoniRetirespic.twitter.com/C1WEQM9XJk— Kiu (@SnowyKiu) October 28, 2019
Reaction of Dhoni fans vs Dhoni haters when heard about #DhoniRetirespic.twitter.com/Sidxl4yQmC— gajender (@gajender00) October 28, 2019
Stop trending #DhoniRetires , trend this #NeverRetireDhoni#MSDhoni#Dhonipic.twitter.com/oi6GMqpVOl— Ankur (@imAnkur30) October 28, 2019
dear dhoni haters, #DhoniRetirespic.twitter.com/7bRIKz79Iy— D J (@djaywalebabu) October 28, 2019
After seeing #dhoniretirespic.twitter.com/KkD0WhPvsQ— life on 2 wheels (@rider_number26) October 28, 2019
If the news is true ! #Dhoniretirespic.twitter.com/wOqSIiv45Q— life on 2 wheels (@rider_number26) October 28, 2019
#DhoniRetires#MSDhoni— Indian Memers League (@official_iml) October 28, 2019
Twitter trends on Dhoni's retirement be like:- pic.twitter.com/XXleCBS6e1
Dhoni Fans to Dhoni Haters :#DhoniRetires#ThankYouDhonipic.twitter.com/X2FSUji51w— Ro (@HitmanRS45) October 28, 2019
Cricket fans when they hear #DhoniRetirespic.twitter.com/ydMGvDMNpB— Hasnain (ex-Prof.) (@theHasnainRaza) October 28, 2019
The twin World Cup-winning captain's last international appearance for India came in the 2019 World Cup semi-final against New Zealand at Old Trafford. India's devastating World Cup exit at the hands of New Zeland still remains Dhoni's last appearance and since then, the legendary cricketer has activated his sabbatical mode which saw him skip bilateral series with West Indies, South Africa and Bangladesh.