Former Team India mate Virendra Sehwag said, “To have a player like him,Mission Impossible. Na Koi Hai,Na Koi Tha, Na Koi Hoga MS ke jaisa.”
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Anil Kumble, from whom Dhoni had taken over Test captaincy of India, praised his “calm demeanour”.
Aside from the two cricketing legends, current teammates Hardik Pandya, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Ashwin, Cheteshwar Pujara bid farewell to Dhoni who was also known as “captain cool”.
Cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle got poetic and said “Where #Thala goes #ChinnaThala follows”, talking about Raina and Dhoni retiring at the same time.
Aside from the cricketing world, politicians across party lines were united in bidding farewell to Dhoni. Among these were Union Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur, Shiv Sena Deputy Leader Priyanka Chaturvedi, former Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha