Top 7 Truth’s revealed in ‘MS Dhoni : The Untold Story’ which makes it a must watch

7.) Why did Dhoni batted before Yuvraj Singh in World Cup 2011 ?

As a seen from the movie shows, the Indian captain asked coach Gary Kirsten, to tell Yuvraj that he will bat next if a wicket falls when Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir were batting against Sri Lanka in the ICC World Cup 2011 Final at the Wankhede stadium, Mumbai. The reason why Dhoni batted before in-form Yuvraj Singh was that Dhoni didn’t want Yuvi to be exposed before spinner Muttiah Muralitharan at the crucial moment of the match, as India had already lost the wickets of experienced players like Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar.


Therefore, Mahi batted at no. 5 and played a knock which turned out to be the match winning one. He also smashed the six to seal the second World Cup win for Team India after 28 years.

Some scenes in the movie will definitely give you goosebumps and also at times you will not be able to resist yourself from giving an applaud to the Indian captain.

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