Congrats to @msdhoni on a wonderful cricketing career ! Was a pleasure watching you play & the way you led your troops too. Good luck with everything you choose to do in the future ! Absolute legend.(wrote Warne on his twitter handle, photo: @ShaneWarne twitter handle)

Former Australian leg spinner Shane Warne has invited MS Dhoni to play England’s cricket league ‘The Hundred’. Just a few hours after former Indian captain announced retirement from international cricket Warne invited him to play ‘The Hundred’. He invited him to play for his team London Spirits, ‘The Hundred’ is a 100 ball match played in England. Warne said this while doing commentary in England Vs Pakistan match going on in Old Trafford.

Shane Warne told Sky Sports during his commentary duties for England’s 2nd Test against Pakistan, “I just wonder if I could get him down to the London Spirit next year for The Hundred. I might put out a call to see if he wants to play at Lord’s. I’ll find the money, MS!”

“A terrific cricketer”, said Warne praising Dhoni

As the former Indian captain announced his retirement on Saturday that also marked 74 years of Independence. Dhoni took his social media account and posted a video of his career journey and wrote along with it, “Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired”

Warne paid a rich tribute to Dhoni, rating him as one of the best wicketkeeper-batsman to have played the sport. He said “In T20 cricket, especially, the best captains, their teams will be in and around the finals all the time – it’s so key in the T20 cricket – and Chennai have won [the IPL] three times. A terrific cricketer. You think back to some of the games that he won for India, off his own back.”

The leg spinner went on and said, “And you think of his captaincy, his leadership, he was a terrific competitor and a wonderful player. He will go down in history as one of the all-time great wicketkeeper-batsmen. He had a calmness about him that was fantastic and he always got the best out of his team, whether it was India, Chennai Super Kings, whoever it was. His players respected him and responded to the way Dhoni wanted to play the game