The Best of 2017: 5 Cricketing images that went viral
The cricketing universe came across some brilliant moments through the year. We have bring to you 5 such moments from 2017.
Published - Dec 30, 2017 8:21 pm | Updated - Dec 30, 2017 8:21 pm
In this day and age where technology is dominating the world, each and every act on the cricket ground or the happenings in the personal life of the players gets captured in the camera and in 2017, there were a number of cricketing moments which were worth capturing.
Whether it’s Pakistan’s celebrations after the Champions Trophy final, the Sri Lankan cricketers taking the field wearing masks in the Delhi Test match against India or the Australian cricketers kissing that precious little Ashes urn after winning the WACA Test match.
The cricketing universe came across some brilliant moments through the year. We have bring to you 5 such moments from 2017 which were captured in the camera and caught most eyeballs:
1. Dhoni taking a nap on the ground
The performance of the Sri Lankan cricket team this year was awful to say the least and their fans seemed to have lost patience completely during the third match of the ODI series against India which was played at Pallekele. The hosts were already 0-2 down in the series and were on the verge of losing the third one too as MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma were going really strong with an unbeaten century partnership for the 5th wicket.
The target of 218 was well and truly within the reach of the Indians as they were just a couple of shots away and the crowd had had enough. They angrily started hurling bottles and other objects on the ground which put the Sri Lankan players fielding in the deep at risk of getting hurt. The umpires had to stop the play and had to call the fielders in the centre of the ground to make sure nobody was hurt while the security officials tried to take control of the situation.
There was complete chaos in the stadium, but amidst all that MS Dhoni, being the Iceman that he is, used it as an opportunity to give his body a bit of rest in the ground as he lied flat on his stomach near the pitch and napped for good 3-4 minutes. The pictures of MSD taking a power nap went viral on social media and the fans of the former Indian captain absolutely loved it.