“Winning the 2011 World Cup together has been the best moment of my life”, tweets Sachin following MS Dhoni’s retirement announcement

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Former captain of the Indian Cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has announced his retirement from all forms of the game. He had announced the news through a post on Instagram on Saturday.

Since then wishes have been in pouring in for the legendary wicketkeeper-batsman.

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter wishing him for the future and hailed him for his contribution to Indian cricket.

“Your contribution to Indian cricket has been immense, @msdhoni. Winning the 2011 World Cup together has been the best moment of my life. Wishing you and your family all the very best for your 2nd innings,” said Tendulkar.

Dhoni has always considered Sachin as a role model and had said that his humility and passion for the game was an inspiration to everyone.

“When we were growing up, we used to watch Sachin, he was like God to all of us. He had that aura around him,” Dhoni had once said in an interaction with the Indian diaspora organized in New Jersey.

Dhoni is also the only second Indian player to achieve the 350-game mark in ODI, after Tendulkar.

MS Dhoni had made his debut against Bangladesh in 2004 and played his first ODI against Pakistan. Fans all around the world were surprised by his announcement triggering an outpouring of affection on social media.