MSD dropped from BCCI's central contract, #ThankYouDhoni trends on Twitter
Dhoni fans, left disappointed with the news, expressed their emotions on social media.
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The 38-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman hasn't played international cricket since the World Cup last year. Dhoni began playing for India in 2004.
With the announcement of the news, MSD fans turned to social media to express their views. Hashtags like #ThankYouDhoni and #MSDhoni started trending on the micro-blogging site.
Some Twitter users said the contract was not indicative of Dhoni's retirement, while others just thanked the Man with the Midas Touch.
Why trending #ThankYouDhoni He is not retiring this soon.He is not playing as of now BUT will soon be Back With A B… https://t.co/rhAXVQHVqS— Mansi Shah (@mansishah1611) 1579167646000
Thank you for making billion dreams come true you will remain as a legend forever.. #ThankYouDhoni https://t.co/whwCd11YRW— Dosa Muncher (@thenibbasays) 1579167505000
#ThankYouDhoni for leading the team like no one ever did,taking tough decisions on field,leading a young side & win… https://t.co/S8WEQCwgXk— Krish (@Krish73042827) 1579166609000
One user compared the cricketer's reach to that of Tendulkar's.
My mum hardly watches cricket but she knew two players one is sachin another one is dhoni bhai such is the calibre… https://t.co/UXGERHiXUv— Dosa Muncher (@thenibbasays) 1579168028000
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah were given contracts of Rs 70 million and were placed in the A+ grade by the BCCI.
(With inputs from AP)