Lata Mangeshkar urged Mahendra Singh Dhoni to not think about retiring anytime soon as the country still needs a cricketer like him.
Tournament favourites men in blue crashed out of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 after losing to New Zealand in the semi-final on Wednesday by 18 runs.
The legendary singer, 89, who is an avid cricket follower, took to Twitter to support Dhoni, whose future is the subject of swirling speculation after what is being considered his last assignment in blue jersey!
Coming to bat at No.7 position when India were reeling at 71/5 in their chase of 240 runs, Dhoni initially attempted to stitch a partnership with all-rounder Hardik Pandya (32) adopting a cautious attitude.
Dhoni, who was left devastated after being run out in the 49th over of India’s chase against New Zealand, had led the Men in Blue to glory in T20 World Cup 2007 and World Cup 2011.
Bharat Ratna Awardee, Lata Mangeshkar is not very active on social media.
She rarely tweets about anything and only ever expresses her opinion on special occasions.
This heartwarming gesture only goes on to prove that she really wants to see him continue playing as a part of the Indian cricket team.
This must be really humbling for Dhoni and we can’t wait to see if he responds to her.