#DhoniRetires Vs #DhoniNeverTires: A tale of two trends on MS Dhoni; what is the truth?
Bengaluru: It was a tale of two trends on Twitter on Wednesday night (May 27) as MS Dhoni’s international future was the topic of discussion on social media amid the lockdown due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Someone started trending #DhoniRetires and the former India captain’s fans countered that with #DhoniNeverTires. Even Chennai Super Kings (CSK) posted a tweet with the hashtag #DhoniNeverTires.
IPL franchise CSK stood in support of their captain. They too tweeted, quashing all the rumours over Dhoni's retirement. Dhoni has not played for India since the ICC World Cup 2019 semi-final last year.
This Dhoni supporter hailed the former skipper as the best. Dhoni is the only captain in the history of the game to have won all ICC trophies (World T20, 50-over World Cup and Champions Trophy).
Dhoni was set to play in IPL 2020 but it has been suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Here is another Dhoni fan praising his simplicity.
Dhoni fans were furious with whoever started the trend #DhoniRetires.
Tributes like this poured in on Twitter. Some fans believed that Dhoni had announced his retirement from cricket.
"Miss you, Dhoni" was this fan's message.
This Dhoni supporter took a dig at those trending #DhoniRetires. He said the world is the same and their opinions did not matter.
After the trends went late into the night, this Dhoni supporter said it was time to go to bed and see what happens the next time. He knew it was a fake trend.
Most of Dhoni fans admire him for his captaincy. He has led CSK to three IPL titles.
It is still not clear what Dhoni's plans are.
This fan requests Twitterati to not spread rumours on Dhoni's future.
This person is waiting for Dhoni's return to action.
Huge praise for Dhoni. Fans adore him, no matter whether he is playing or not.
Finally, Dhoni's wife Sakshi put an end to all speculations. She slammed the people who started trending #DhoniRetires. She called them "mentally unstable". However, this tweet was later deleted.