IPL 2019: Fans breach security at Feroz Shah Kotla to touch MS Dhoni’s feet
Fans running into the stadium to meet Dhoni has become a common scene nowadays.
Updated - Mar 27, 2019 3:13 pm
MS Dhoni is still the biggest attraction of the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament. The three-time IPL winning captain has been one of the faces of the tournament ever since he was bought by the Chennai Super Kings in the very first IPL auction back in 2008.
Since then Dhoni has led the Chennai based team into the knockouts in all the 9 seasons the team has been part of the league. The Chennai Super Kings has also featured in the finals of the tournament the most times and along with IPL, Dhoni has also won the now-defunct Champions League T20 tournament twice, in 2010 and 2014.
Recently, there has been a surge in Dhoni’s popularity given the realization that his career has been winding up. Fans have been breaching security to meet their idol and touch his feet or shake his hands. Even the veteran has been having some fun with the fans, often making them work for the handshake, by having them chase him on the ground. Such instance was seen during the second ODI between Australia and India, which saw Dhoni being chased by a fan who wanted to hug him.
Kotla sees fan touching Dhoni’s feet
MS Dhoni’s massive fan following ensures full houses for the CSK team even away from home. On Tuesday night, Chennai travelled to Delhi to face the Delhi Capitals and won the match pretty easily, with Shane Watson’s 44 and MS Dhoni hitting a six to ensure the victory.
Two fans wearing the Chennai Super Kings colour breached the security of the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium to reach to their idol and touched MS Dhoni’s feet. The first fan managed to meet his idol during the match. While the second one entered the ground after Dwayne Bravo hit the winning runs to take CSK home. Dhoni acknowledged their gesture, as the fans reached the pitch to touch his feet before the security frisked them away.
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