Guwahati: MS Dhoni, who retired from international cricket on August 15, took to Twitter on Thursday to thank PM Narendra Modi for appreciating his hard work representing India. Dhoni posted pictures of a letter he received from the Prime Minister.
In the letter, PM Modi had heaped praise on Dhoni on his decorated and glorious international cricket career. In a lengthy note to the legendary cricketer, Modi called Dhoni as one of the greatest captains and one of the best wicketkeepers the game has ever seen.
“Your dependability in tough situations and your style of finishing matches, particularly the 2011 World Cup final will forever be etched in the public memory for generations.” he wrote.
In the letter, Modi praised the former Indian captain not only for his achievements but also for his rise from humble beginnings. “Rising from humble beginnings in a small town, you burst onto the national scene, made a name for yourself and most importantly, made India proud,” he wrote and termed him as the embodiment of a “new India where the family name does not make one’s destiny”.
“Rising from humble beginnings in a small town, you burst onto the national scene, made a name for yourself, and most importantly, made India proud,” he wrote.
“You have been one of the important illustrations of the spirit of New India,” PM Modi wrote in his letter. “The correct way to assess your impact is as a phenomenon!” he added.
PM Modi also highlighted the sacrifice that Sakshi and Ziva made and extended his good wishes to them through his letter.
“An 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,” a thankful Dhoni tweeted, along with the images of the letter.
The former India skipper will soon be seen in action in the upcoming Indian Premier League. He will be leading the Chennai Super Kings.