‘Lightening quick’ Dhoni shows love for Tricolour
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.