JCB ki Khudai and MSD ki Dhulayi — Twitter starts a new trend

JCB ki Khudai and MSD ki Dhulayi — Twitter starts a new trend

On the basis of crowd-pulling capability, Dhoni was compared to JCB.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. (Photo by Stu Forster-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

The ICC World Cup 2019 kicked off on Thursday and for the next month and a half, India’s former skipper and wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni will be among the most watched cricketers. The 37-year-old is certainly playing in his fourth and final World Cup and this perhaps the one final time that the fans will be seeing him spending so much time at a stretch with the national team. Understandably, he will be one of the crowd-pullers as long as the World Cup is on.

The fans are keeping busy with Dhoni became evident when #JCBKiKhudayi started trending on Twitter. The context was about JCB machines that become a top draw whenever they are at work as crowds gather around them to see what’s going on. The fans compared Dhoni with the JCB machine for its hardworking as well as crowd-pulling capacity.

The Indian keeper had a poor outing in the warm-up game against New Zealand on May 25 but three days later, made it up by slamming 113 in just 78 balls to put up a match-winning partnership with KL Rahul who also hit a hundred.

The analogy not too far off the point

One of the fans tweeted various pictures of Dhoni comparing him with JCBs of different colours. The analogy was not too far off since Dhoni’s endurance on the cricket field is no less strong than the muscular machine.

Dhoni will be in action from June 5 when India take on South Africa in Southampton in their opening game. The veteran is the only former World Cup-winning captain playing in this tournament and not just the Indian fans but cricket-lovers the world over will be keeping a close watch on how the man goes about in his final World Cup. If the knock against Bangladesh is of any indication, it could well be Dhoni’s World Cup.

Here is the tweet on Dhoni and the JCB machine

Dhoni led India to their second World Cup title in 2011 when they beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the final with the captain promoting himself up in the order and slamming a 91 not out.