Twitter passes verdict on MS Dhoni’s retirement after India lose vs New Zealand in the semis to crash out of 2019 Cricket World Cup
Team India’s 18-run loss against New Zealand in the first semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup has left 1.3 billion Indian hearts absolutely devastated and shattered. However, the fans can take solace and pride with the fact that their team did not bow down without a fight in front of the lethal Kiwi bowling line-up.
India were at one point reduced to 24/4 and then 92/6 while chasing a challenging 239 posted by the Kiwi batters in what was a sluggish Old Trafford track. It was at this point of time when all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja joined MS Dhoni and stitched together a 116-run partnership to infuse fresh spirits into the ardent fans.
Although Jadeja’s magnificent innings (77 off 59) managed to grab numerous eyeballs, it was Dhoni’s run out, at a point just after hitting a magnificent six over the deep cover region that acted as a ‘down and out’ moment for the fans and the Indian Cricket team. He reluctantly left the field after scoring a gritty 50 off 72 deliveries.
Also, with speculations of it being the last World Cup for one of India’s favourite sons, the loss has made the emotional fans believe that this was the last time they witnessed the Grandmaester, which could possibly turn out to be true.
Fans urge MS Dhoni not to retire
Realising the possibilities of the aforementioned , the Twitteratis have took on to the various social media sites requesting the 38-year-old not to leave the International arena with the next World Cup set to be hosted by India.
Here is how Twitter urged MS Dhoni not to retire anytime soon
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
Where would even our dreams be without Mahinder Singh Dhoni? Truest lionheart we’ve had.
— Raja Sen (@RajaSen) July 11, 2019
Hey Msd we are watching your Batting since we were able to understand cricket,your are our super hero,last hope of Millions of your fan.dont disappointment them,Play for india until you have believe on yourself. Love you MSD.🙂#Lasthope pic.twitter.com/vUSmI3eFvY
— prateek jain (@prateeks1129) July 11, 2019
We believe uhh.. We love uhh.. Plz dnt left us lyk this we want to see uhh holding #worldcup2023 one last tym.. Plz be in team dnt leave the team we always love uh whter we lose or win #donotretiredhoni pic.twitter.com/vihwuYiX84
— Trust on thm (@Wayoftrust1) July 11, 2019
The day Dhoni retires, that will be my retirement from Cricket forever too.
— Akash Jain (@akash207) July 11, 2019
“I WANT PEOPLE TO REMEMBER ME AS A GOOD PERSON, NOT AS A GOOD CRICKETER” – MS DHONI
— Anil patil (@beingani10) July 11, 2019
— Jo Aarther (@rajajo12) July 11, 2019
— Sunil Prajapati (@Imsunil122) July 11, 2019
— Poorvi Rajawat (@PoorviRajawat) July 11, 2019
— karela_ka_ras🍸 (@Roy_Jiah) July 11, 2019
if u retire,india will lose the lone support system it has in the team . Team india will become orphan mahi
we bear the pain after 2011WC when our god retired,will not be able to bear the same pain when our next god will retire 😭
our virat need u , we need u #donotretiredhoni pic.twitter.com/zlwhobX95u
— JOT KAUR (@jot_sandhu20) July 11, 2019