‘Light­en­ing quick’ Dhoni shows love for Tri­colour

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HAMIL­TON: In a mov­ing ges­ture, MS Dhoni on Sun­day showed how dear the In­dian flag is to him af­ter one of his fans tres­passed on to the ground dur­ing the third T20 against

New Zealand.

Dhoni’s deliri­ous fan, who was hold­ing the Tri­colour, breached the se­cu­rity and rushed to­wards the for­mer In­dia cap­tain to touch his feet.

Run­ning high on emo­tions, the tres­passer was able to touch Dhoni’s feet but in do­ing that, the In­dian flag in his right hand brushed the ground. Just like his light­en­ing quick stump­ing, Dhoni spot­ted that and grabbed the flag from the fan.

The in­ci­dent took place dur­ing the New Zealand in­nings which ended at 212. In­dia fought hard but lost the game by four runs and thus the series 1-2.

While Dhoni was ex­cep­tional be­hind the stumps as usual, he scored just two runs. How­ever, he has been in good touch of late.

He has played in 96 T20 In­ter­na­tion­als, scor­ing 1548 runs at an av­er­age of 36.85. Dhoni also has 56 catches and 34 stump­ings to his name.

REUTERS

MS Dhoni.

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