Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni is nothing short of a demigod for his fans and the cricketing world once again got a glimpse of the same during the decider against New Zealand at Hamilton on Sunday. The incident took place during the first innings when the veteran wicketkeeper batsman was standing behind the stumps with his wicketkeeping gloves on.
One of his fans managed to breach the security at the ground and came running in from the stands just to touch his idol’s feet. The Indian fan, who was wearing a white kurta and carrying a National flag, got down on his knees to touch MS Dhoni’s feet. Dhoni, realising that the flag was going to touch his feet, had the presence of mind to snatch the flag from the fan’s hand making sure that it did not happen. Dhoni gave him a pat on the shoulder before he was chased off the field by a security official.
The gesture from MS Dhoni just goes to show the pride he takes in representing his country at the international level. Nothing comes before him more than his beloved country. Despite being in the middle of a match, he had the awareness to make sure that he did not disrespect his country or its National flag for that matter. Harbhajan Singh, who was at the commentary box when the incident took place, also applauded Dhoni for his respectful gesture.
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