Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, in a series of tweets on Thursday, urged former team India captain MS Dhoni not to retire from the game.
In her tweet, the singer wrote, “Namaskar MS 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 hain aur ye meri bhi request hai ki retirement ka vichar bhi app mann mein mat laayiye.”
(Nowadays, I’m hearing that you (Dhoni) are going to retire. Please don’t take retirement, the nation wants you. I also request you, not to take retirement and also do not think about retirement).
Adding further Lata Mangeshkar wrote, “Kal bhalehi hum jeet na paaye ho lekin hum haare nahin hain. Gulzar sahab ka cricket ke liye likha hua geet main hamari team ko dedicate karti hun. (Yesterday, we did not win but we did not lose too. I dedicate Gulzar’s written song (Akash ke us paar bhi) to my team.”
It may be mentioned here that MS Dhoni faced criticism during the ongoing World Cup for scoring runs at a slow pace.