The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had defended Dhoni after he sported a dagger logo on his green gloves in India's win over South Africa on Wednesday.
Shikhar Dhawan's 117 was the cornerstone of India's imposing total of 352 for five which also featured major contributions from captain Virat Kohli (82) and Rohit Sharma (57).
Tendulkar's views though haven't gone down well with Dhoni's ardent fans and they have taken to social media to make their disappointment known.
India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni fuelled retirement speculation on Tuesday after sharing his dream of becoming a painter, although his ambitions for a career change seemed far from serious.
"We are feeling sad, and you can see me, I feel like crying," said office worker Neeraj Singh, sobbing, after New Zealand's dramatic 18-run win. "We love Team India, we love Kohli, we love Mahi (MS Dhoni) and forever we will love cricket. And like our boss Kohli has said, Dhoni will forever be our captain in our hearts," he said.
Fawad Chaudhry tweeted: "Pakistanion ki Nayi Mohabbat NewZeeland (sic) (New Zealand: The new love for Pakistanis)."
Sachin Tendulkar who is a legendary batsman said M.S. Dhoni played according to the situation and expectations of the team against Bangladesh in the World Cup match which India won by 28 runs.
Dhoni's gloves in the opening game against South Africa bore an apparent military insignia that breached rules laid down by ICC.
MS Dhoni should be part of India’s T20 World Cup squad even if he does not play the Indian Premier League (IPL), due to the coronavirus outbreak, feels his childhood coach Keshav Banerjee.
Former South African all-rounder Albie Morkel said that MS Dhoni and stability have been the two big factors that have contributed to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) being one of the most successful teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL) thus far.