Twitter lauds MS Dhoni’s gesture to let Khaleel Ahmed hold the Asia Cup trophy
Khaleel himself revealed it and the youngster became emotional while explaining the incident.
Published - Oct 9, 2018 2:52 pm | Updated - Oct 9, 2018 2:52 pm
Team India sensationally won the Asia Cup recently be defeating Bangladesh in the thrilling final. The win was special this time around as their regular skipper Virat Kohli didn’t play the tournament and all 15 players contributed to the team’s cause at some stage of the competition. Though more than anything, MS Dhoni’s gesture to ask Rohit Sharma hand over to the youngest member of the team Khaleel Ahmed is the talk of the town and even Twitter is showering its praise over the veteran for the same.
The Men in Blue tried a few different tactics in the Asia Cup as the left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed was handed over a debut in the game against Hong Kong and all the players in the squad were given an oppotunity against Afghanistan. They remained unbeaten throughout the tournament and were the first team to qualify for the final.
However, Bangladesh stretched them to the hilt in the title clash and they scampered through to the victory off the last ball of the innings with only three wickets in hand. The close victory inspired the team more as they celebrated the victory on the podium with the Champions board in front of them.
Dhoni’s continues the norm
MS Dhoni, during his captaincy, always preferred handing over the trophy to the youngsters and used to stand in the corner to let others hog the limelight. The legacy is being continued with Virat Kohli also doing the same now while the veteran cricketer also asked Rohit Sharma to let Khaleel put his hands on the trophy. The youngster was thrilled to be given the honour and was overawed.
“Dhoni bhai asked Rohit Sharma to let me hold the trophy on the dais. He gave me the trophy because I was the youngest member in the team and it was my debut series. It was a memorable experience for me. When Dhoni bhai and Rohit asked me to hold the winning trophy, I had no words,” he had said explaining the incident earlier.
However, as soon as the news was spread, Twitterati showered its love on Dhoni for always leaving his mark in every aspect of the game on and off the field.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— MS Dhoni MS Dhoni #Dhoni (@Dhoni7_fc) October 8, 2018
Khaleel Ahmed about @msdhoni :
"When Dhoni bhai and Rohit asked me to hold the winning trophy, I had no words. I became emotional and will never forget that moment,"
— Arnab Singh Dhoni (@onlyformsdhoni) October 8, 2018
— rajesh karunakaran (@rk220173) September 29, 2018
— Nithisha Nasser (@jennathnithisha) September 28, 2018
#INDvBan Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) is a superior captain compared to Kohli. Esp. loved his class when Rohit allowed the debutante Khaleel Ahmed to lift and hold the trophy while the seniors stepped back. I'm not sure self-absorbed blowhard Kohli would do the same #AsiaCupFinal2018
— govpad (@govpad01) September 29, 2018
— Abbas Haider (@abbas_haiderr) September 28, 2018
— Rhea Thakur (@imRheaT) September 28, 2018
Just loved the gesture of Rohit to hand over the trophy to the youngest member of the team Khaleel Ahmed to hold aloft… He's Dhoni 2.0 in the making
— sandeep nair (@nairthegr8) September 28, 2018
all useless people praising @ImRo45 for the things he didnt do……………………it was MS who said him………..khaleel ahmed will definetly not get chance next time under rohits temporary captaincy🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/8N435chIcp
— avni (@avni96811008) October 8, 2018
— Satyam Aditya Singh (@adityasatyam9) October 8, 2018