Lata Mangeshkar Writes Heartfelt Post Asking Cricketer MS Dhoni to Not Retire
MS Dhoni may be bidding adieu to playing cricket after after India's World Cup 2019 tournament. After watching the match, this is what Lata Mangeshkar had to say to MS Dhoni
While speculation is rife about MS Dhoni bidding adieu to playing cricket after India's World Cup 2019 tournament, there has been no official word on Dhoni retiring from the 50-over format of the game yet. Many voices from different departments have been asking MS Dhoni to retire from all formats of international cricket; however, there may be a much more powerful voice who does not want the legendary cricketer to retire. Lata Mangeshkar, the Nightingale of Bollywood has requested the former skipper to consider not opting for retirement as Team India needs him and his game.
India brought their A-game to the semi-final game against New Zealand yesterday but was defeated at the hands of the Kiwis; who made India struggle right up until the very end. Many took to Twitter to laud the team for their efforts while others expressed their sorrows by sharing memes. Lata Mangeshkar too took to Twitter to support the team and requested MS Dhoni to not retire.
"Namaskar M S Dhoni ji.Aaj kal main sun rahi hun ke Aap retire hona chahte hain. Kripaya aap aisa mat sochiye.Desh ko aap ke khel ki zaroorat hai aur ye meri bhi request hai ki Retirement ka vichar bhi aap mann mein mat laayiye.@msdhoni (Hello, MS Dhoni ji. Of late, I have been hearing that you want to retire. Please don't think that way. The country needs your game and it is my personal request too that you don't think of retirement.)" she penned in her tweet.
Namaskar M S Dhoni ji.Aaj kal main sun rahi hun ke Aap retire hona chahte hain.Kripaya aap aisa mat sochiye.Desh ko aap ke khel ki zaroorat hai aur ye meri bhi request hai ki Retirement ka vichar bhi aap mann mein mat laayiye.@msdhoni— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) July 11, 2019
She further went on to encourage the team after their loss, dedicating the song Akash Ke Us Paar Bhi by Gulzar to the Men in Blue. She wrote, "Kal bhalehi hum jeet na paaye ho lekin hum haare nahi hain.Gulzar sahab ka cricket ke liye likha hua ye geet main hamari team ko dedicate karti hun (We might not have been able to win yesterday, but we have not lost. I dedicate this song by Gulzar sahab to our team)."
Kal bhalehi hum jeet na paaye ho lekin hum haare nahi hain.Gulzar sahab ka cricket ke liye likha hua ye geet main hamari team ko dedicate karti hun. https://t.co/pCOy7M1d1Y— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) July 11, 2019
MS Dhoni, the two-time World Cup-winning captain was left devastated when he was run out in the 49th over of India's chase against New Zealand in yesterday's match which took place in Manchester. The former captain had led Team India to victory in ICC T20 World Cup 2007 and ICC World Cup 2011.