Sachin Tendulkar Leads Tributes to MS Dhoni's Captaincy

Updated: 05 January 2017 12:50 IST

Sachin Tendulkar called MS Dhoni a 'steady and decisive captain' following the latter's decision to step down as the captain of India ODI and T20I teams

Sachin Tendulkar Leads Tributes to MS Dhoni's Captaincy
Sachin Tendulkar hailed MS Dhoni as a 'steady and decisive captain'. © AFP

Sachin Tendulkar hailed Mahendra Singh Dhoni as a steady and decisive captain, while ex-players and celebrities also lauded the World Cup-winning skipper following his decision to step down as the captain of India's ODI and T20I teams.

BCCI had confirmed Dhoni's decision to quit as captain on Wednesday, January 4, stating that he would be available for selection for the upcoming series against England.

Following Dhoni's decision, former players, including Tendulkar, took to Twitter to hail his tenure as captain.

"It's a day to celebrate his successful captaincy and respect his decision," Tendulkar wrote on Twitter.

Former Team India player Mohammad Kaif, cricket pundit and media personality Harsha Bhogle, former BCCI president Anurag Thakur, among others, also had high praise for Dhoni's time as captain.

Dhoni's spouse Sakshi Singh also took to Twitter to express her thoughts following the announcement.

Dhoni, who is a football fan, had a rather interesting offer from English football giants Manchester United. 

Dhoni has been India's most successful captain. Under his leadership India have won the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007, the ICC ODI World Cup in 2011, ICC Champions Trophy in 2013 and also reached the top of the Test rankings in 2009.  

Topics : Cricket Mahendra Singh Dhoni Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar India
Highlights
  • Sachin Tendulkar hailed MS Dhoni as a 'steady and decisive' leader
  • Dhoni has stepped down as captain of India ODI and T20I teams
  • Other former players also hailed Dhoni for his time as India's captain
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