Cricketing world pays tribute to Dhoni

Last Updated: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 19:19 hrs

Chennai, Feb 24 (IBNS) Former cricketers took to the social media to praise India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who smashed a double-ton on day three of the first Test against Australia here on Sunday.

Former England captain Michael Vaughn tweeted: "The coolest man in world cricket MS Dhoni delivers when it most matters... Incredible innings against the Aussies..."

Impressed by Dhoni´s knock, Warne tweeted: "WOW, M S Dhoni is going off here in Chennai, amazing batting." Warne is also a part of the commentary team of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

Fast bowling great Glenn McGrath, who is heading the MRF Pace Foundation here, posted: "Great innings by MS Dhoni 206*. India in a strong position against the Aussies."

Former West Indies batsman Darren Ganga said: "Magnificent accomplishment from Dhoni. Proven the critics wrong. Clearly one of India's finest captains and wicket keeper-batsmen. Brilliant counter attack innings by one of India's finest captains and wicket keeper-batsmen."

Praise also poured in from Dhoni's teammates.

"What an innings @msdhoni truly inspirational stuff. One of the best innings i have seen," tweeted Ajinkya Rahane.

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