'Thank You for making India proud': PM Narendra Modi to MS Dhoni

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PM Modi with MS Dhoni during a match (Image: Sentinel Assam)
PM Modi with MS Dhoni during a match (Image: Sentinel Assam)

New Delhi : Days after Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement from the international cricket, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote a letter to appreciate him for his contribution in making India proud.

MS Dhoni announced his retirement on Saturday, putting an end to the speculations over his future career in cricket. Team India has won two world titles – 2007 World T20 and 2011 ODI World Cup – under his captaincy.

He became the first captain to win all the major ICC trophies after leading India to title win at the 2013 Champions Trophy in England. Apart from that, he also took India to the pinnacle of Test rankings for the first time in their history.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni shared the appreciation letter sent by PM Narendra Modi via his official Twitter handle.

β€œAn Artist, Soldier and Sportsperson what they crave for is appreciation, that their hard work and sacrifice is getting noticed and appreciated by everyone. Thanks PM @narendramodi for your appreciation and good wishes,” Dhoni wrote.


Meanwhile, MS Dhoni will be seen playing cricket for Chennai Super Kings in the upcoming season of IPL, which will start from September 19 this year.