Asia Cup 2018: MS Dhoni is the reason behind Bashir Chacha sporting an India jersey in the final
MS Dhoni is often known for his sweet, subtle gestures towards his fans.
Published - Oct 8, 2018 10:28 am | Updated - Oct 8, 2018 10:28 am
MS Dhoni is known to be one of the calmest and nicest people on and off the field. He has got a great fan following and people from around the world admire the genius that he is. The former Indian skipper was a part of the recent Asia Cup triumph and also led the team in the game against Afghanistan.
Although he didn’t have a great time with the bat, he was clinical as usual behind the stumps. MS Dhoni helped skipper Rohit Sharma with the field changes and often offers the bowlers with some valuable pieces of advice. This time around, this legendary cricketer is in the news for another reason. He was the man behind die-hard Pakistani fan, Mohammad Bashir sporting an India jersey on the night of the final.
The day when MS Dhoni gifted an Indian jersey to Bashir Chacha
Bashir Chacha, as he is fondly called by the fans, is often spotted in the stands supporting Pakistan. Also called Chacha Chicago, he maintains a great relationship with the Indian team and its players. He was also spotted dining together with MS Dhoni and Manish Pandey during the Asia Cup this year.
He took everyone by a shocker when he was spotted donning India jersey and supporting the team in the final against Bangladesh. Mohammad Bashir has recently revealed in an interview that MS Dhoni was the reason behind him sporting an Indian jersey. He said that MS Dhoni himself went to his hotel room to gift him the jersey.
“Raat barah baje, kamre ki bell hoti hai Hayat hotel mein. Door kholta hu, samne Dhoni sahab khade hue hai. Hum log same floor pe the. Unhone mujhe bola Chacha naya, brand-new. Aap yeh T-shirt pehen na,” Bashir Chacha recalled the incident. [Translation: Someone knocked my door at 12’o clock in the night. When I opened the door, it was MS Dhoni himself at the door. We were on the same floor. He gave me a brand new T-shirt and asked me to wear it].
The jersey had Dhoni‘s name imprinted on it. Also, the gloveman had signed it personally and wrote, “To chacha, Dhoni” on it. Without any hesitations, Bashir Chacha gleefully accepted the offer.
Here is the video of the interview:
When MS Dhoni gifted his jersey to the hardcore Pakistan cricket fan, Chicago Chacha Before #AsiaCup2018 Final 🙌
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