New Delhi, August 15: The shocking exit of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, former Indian captain, from international cricket, evoked reaction from all realms of the society including political circles. Shortly after MS Dhoni made his retirement announcement public, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, former Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot, Congress veteran Shashi Tharoor and other politicians paid homage to his career on Twitter. MS Dhoni Announces Retirement from International Cricket, Likely to Continue Playing in IPL.

One of the first tributes to Dhoni among the politicians was paid by Tharoor. The articulative Congress lawmaker said he was "sorry to hear" about Dhoni's retirement and was hopeful that he would excel in other sectors of public life in the years to come.

"So sorry to hear that MS Dhoni retired half an hour ago. A true giant of the game, India's finest wicketkeeper-batsman and a transformative captain, he left a stamp on Indian cricket that defined an era. March on, Dhoni ji. There will be other peaks to climb," Tharoor said.

See Shashi Tharoor's Tweet

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Dhoni had played his last international ODI on July 10, 2019, when India had squared off against New Zealand in the semi-final of the World Cup. Despite a heroic inning by Dhoni, the team had narrowly lost against the Kiwis. Following the loss, Dhoni took a break from international career. According to Chennai Super Kings, the IPL franchise to which he is affiliated, the 39-year-old would be seen in the tournament's edition beginning in the UAE next month.

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