MS Dhoni Retires: Ranveer Singh pens emotional message for ‘Captain Cool’

Ranveer Singh, on his Instagram post, writes a special message for M.S Dhoni on his retirement from international cricket.

Tributes and gratitude messages have been flowing in from all corners of the world for M.S Dhoni, but the one from Ranveer Singh is really very special. Bollywood star and style icon Ranveer Singh has wrote an emotional and very heart touching message for MS after the former Indian team camptain announced his retirement from international cricket. The ‘Gully Boy’ actor being an avid cricket fan, took on his Instagram handle to pay his tribute to the legendary wicketkeeper-batsman and wrote a lengthy message for him.


Ranveer shared three pictures of him with Dhoni. In the first picture, the actor can be seen in a Mohawk hairstyle and he is wearing two earrings, giving a street boy vibe to his overall look. In the caption of the post, the ‘Padmaavat’ actor recalled his first meeting with Dhoni in the year 2007-08 when he was working as an assistant director. He revealed that how MS was so down to earth at that time. Further, Ranveer also opened up on his fanboy moments with the 39-year old and called him the ‘one of greatest sportsmen to have ever lived”.

Ranveer’s post read as, “This little gem of a photo is one of my prized possessions. It was taken around the year 2007/08 at ND Studio in Karjat. I was about 22 years old, working as an assistant director. I took up this particular job only because the ad film featured the one & only MS Dhoni. I was overworked and underpaid, but I didn’t care- I just wanted to be in His presence. I was even injured at the time, but I worked through the pain in the hope that as a reward for my sincere efforts, I would be granted a chance to briefly meet MSD and maybe get a photo with him. When I finally met him, I was completely awestruck. He was so humble, so down-to-earth, full of grace and exuded an unmistakable aura of kindness. My love, respect and reverence for him grew even stronger.

“After I did my first movie, Sapna (who was our common hairstylist at the time) called me one day and said ‘hey I know you’re a massive MSD fan, he’s shooting at Mehboob studio, come & meet him if you’d like’. Man-oh-man! I just dropped everything and rushed to the studio to meet him! He was jovial and warm and praised my performance in BBB. We hung out, I had my cap and jersey signed by him, like a true fanboy. That day, I felt like I was walking on the clouds!

“Since then, every time that I have the good fortune of meeting him, I am left energised and enthused, as if a big brother has blessed me with energy and motivation to go out and be the best that I can be. 🙏🏽

“MSD is one of the greatest sportsmen to have ever lived. I’m lucky to have witnessed his playing career in my lifetime. A paragon of excellence. An icon of the sport. My hero forever. 🌟

“Thank you Mahi Bhai for bringing glory to our great nation and filling a billion hearts with pride. 🇮🇳 #MSD the #GOAT 🐐.”