The selectors decided to drop MS Dhoni from India’s T20 Squad for series against West Indies and Australia, on Friday, and all hell broke loose on social media. ‘No MS Dhoni’ in the team was a little too much to digest for the fans. The fans made a mockery of the Indian cricket team selectors on social media be it Twitter or Facebook.
All the raging emotions poured out in their anguish-filled tweets and posts on their social media accounts. From vitiating selector’s individual careers (as a player), to posting emotional tributes – MS Dhoni fans had a field day on Friday. Some felt it was the worst decision the selectors have taken by far, while some thought it to be the last of MS Dhoni in the Indian team.
As Dhoni was excluded from the Indian team for T20 series against Australia and West Indies on Friday, #Dhoni and #MSDhoni happened to be one of the top trends on social media. We bring you a string of reactions of how fans reacted to MS Dhoni’s axing from the Indian T20 team.
1. Desh Sankat Mein Hai!
— Gaurav Chattterrr-jee (@chattterrr) October 26, 2018
2. Dhoni Dropped, Mind Broken...
Can't Even say that I will not support India as it is my nation
and can't go against my nation.
— Rish@bh (@rishabh1123) October 26, 2018
3. Our Thoughts Are Similar to That of Yours!
— Trustmeiamaliar (@Imritik_) October 26, 2018
4. Maybe From The Team, But Not The Hearts
First time in his career, he is dropped from the team. But he will still remain in heart of his fans.#Dhoni
— Resham (@MyPoint0fView_) October 26, 2018
5. The Sun WILL Rise Again!
The sun will rise again.
The man who put stars on the jersey of India cricket team.
The man who is inspiration of millions of people not because of his cricketing career but because of his attitude towards situations.
It's not your end.
The sun will rise again. pic.twitter.com/hodpOGWAgi
— Avinash Singh (@avinash_0410) October 26, 2018
6. There's A Backlash Coming Soon!
— $ai$atya kumar vanga (@amvssk) October 26, 2018
7. India Is Going To Play Without A Leader!
Not Only Dhoni As a WK
India Is Going To Play Next 6 T20 Matches Without Leader 😣😣#Dhoni
— Dhoni 😎 (@Shahid_Patel7) October 27, 2018
8. No More Cricket, Are You Serious?
We are with you
Agar @msdhoni team me nahi toh no cricket
— अनमोल गर्ग (@Amymsdian) October 26, 2018
9. Another Heart-Broken Soul
For me cricket starts with #Dhoni and Ends with Dhoni , and he is not gonna play in T20 vs WI and AUS, selectors are on weed , Remember he is the person who gave us the T20 champion title .Baap ko bitha k beton ko khila rahe hain.Bina #dhoni ke cricket nahi dekh sakta yaar 😐 pic.twitter.com/N0orZCybs9
— digvijay Gohil (@digvijayGohil3) October 26, 2018
For the first time in his career, MS Dhoni has been dropped from the Indian team, and that’s what didn’t go down well with the fans. Dhoni’s recent batting record isn’t impressive, no matter how crucial he has been for India behind the stumps and helping Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma in their captaincy roles.
It will be interesting to see how India copes us with the absence of MS Dhoni and how the fans react to it. Not that MS Dhoni can stay in the team life-long, but the manner in which he was axed, is what seems to have irked his millions-strong fan base. Stay tuned with LatestLY for all the latest updates on MS Dhoni!