MS Dhoni has surely won hearts with his on-field performances over the years. But also his off the field gestures have bagged him a plethora of fans. The former skipper of India undeniably has a huge fan following across the globe. Now, India might have lost the T20I series against New Zealand by four runs at Seddon Park in Hamilton, but Dhoni’s patriotic gesture impressed the netizens. So here’s what happened. MS Dhoni’s Brilliant Stumping Sends Tim Seifert Packing During IND vs NZ, 3rd T20I 2019 (Watch Video).
A fan breached the security and ran on the pitch to meet MS Dhoni. The fan had the Indian Tricolour in his hand and he bent ahead to touch Mahi's feet. Little did the fan realise that the flag would touch the ground. The 37-year- old saw this and ensured that the flag did not touch the ground. Within a fraction of a second, Mahi took away the national flag from his hand. The video of the incident went viral and was shared on social media. Check it out below.
— Vidyadhar R (@Vidyadhar_R) February 10, 2019
The gesture impressed the netizens and they hailed Dhoni for the same. Check out a few tweets below:
such a patriotic gesture.. just observe.. first thing he bends down and takes the country's flag from a fan.. just salute his love towards the country's flag..
— Sakshi (@sakshi_tweetz) February 10, 2019
dis is called legend ❤
and dis is called respecting the nation and national flag ❤@msdhoni
many great cricketers Cricketers may come and go
but there is no one like ms dhoni
salute sir ms dhoni 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/eFly81aaTv
— ★彡 ⓂⒶⒹⒽⒶⓋ 彡★ (@madhavanand22) February 10, 2019
This netizen pointed out the reality of the society we live in.
— Son Of Sumathi ♥ Selvakumar (@Iam_Jaimsd) February 10, 2019
Best moment of Today's game: A fan breakin the fences reached playground to touch #MSDhoni's feet, Tiranga (IndianFlag) was in his hand while he bent down to MSD's feet, @msdhoni presence of Mind & Patriotism, took the Flag away frm him, respected the Tiranga🇮🇳.Salute🙏 #NZvIND
— Sameer™ (@sameer_singh9) February 10, 2019
Talking about the match, India was chasing an improbable total of 212 runs. The visitors won the toss and elected to field. The Kiwi batsmen bamboozled the Indian bowlers by hitting them all over the park. Krunal and Hardik Pandya jointly gave away 98 runs from 48 deliveries. The series ended with Kiwis winning the game 2-1.