New Zealand vs India: MS Dhoni takes care of the Indian flag after a fan touched his feet in Hamilton
No wonder he is loved so much all over the world.
Published - Feb 10, 2019 5:49 pm | Updated - Feb 10, 2019 5:49 pm
Team India and MS Dhoni’s fan following is immense around the world. The same was visible during their Trans-Tasman tour which concluded on Sunday. During the whole tour, the fans came out in numbers to support the Men in Blue and they didn’t disappoint. With Dhoni reaching the twilight of his career, the fans filled the Stadiums during the New Zealand tour to get a glimpse of their hero.
During the third ODI though one of the million crazy fans broke the security barrier to run into the ground and meet his idol Dhoni. The incident happened in the first innings when the veteran wicketkeeper was behind the stumps doing his job promptly. Suddenly, an Indian fan came running on the ground with the Indian flag in his hand and stormed towards MS Dhoni.
He touched Dhoni’s feet in respect and with it, the Indian flag was also in his legs. But the former Indian captain had the amazing presence of mind as he took the flag from the fan’s hand and gave the utmost respect to it. He also tried to keep the fan away from him but he ran away as the security guards were after him and was happy as he was able to touch Dhoni’s feet.
However, more than anything the way MS Dhoni didn’t let the Indian tri-colour drop on the ground was adored by the fans and had one more reason to admire him.
Here’s the video:
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Not a good day with the bat
MS Dhoni, however, didn’t endure a good day with the bat in Hamilton. He came out to bat when India needed quick runs and the experienced batsman tried to hit a huge six off Daryl Mitchell. But the long-on fielder took a good catch to send him back for only two runs as India lost the close game by just four runs and with that, the series was also conceded.