Former India skipper MS Dhoni is nothing short of a demigod and cricket viewers across the world got a glimpse of that in Hamilton where India played the T20 series decider against New Zealand.
The incident took place when a fan breached the security while the Indian team was fielding, he got inside the field and ran straight towards Dhoni with a flag.
As the fan bowed down to touch Dhoni’s feet, the veteran wicketkeeper snatched away the Indian flag that the fan was carrying in his hand so that it doesn’t touch the ground and gave the utmost respect to the tri-colour.
MSD also tried to keep the fan away from him but he ran away as the security guards were after him and was happy as he was able to touch Dhoni’s feet.
However, more than anything, the way Dhoni didn’t let the Indian flag drop on the ground was adored by the fans and had one more reason to admire him.
— कहो दिल से, चौकीदार फिर से!🔥 (@ImArvindC) February 12, 2019
Dhoni picks the flag & took it in his hand b4 🇮🇳 touch d soil #reasonWhy @msdhoni #TheBest#nationFirst@SaakshiSRawat @vikrantgupta73 @rashtrapatibhvn @BCCI pic.twitter.com/4hJrhtZvku
— Chowkidar Sani Deb (@SaniDeb4) February 13, 2019
Meanwhile, Men in Blue lost the third and final T20I against the Blackcaps by four runs. It went right down to the wire before the hosts edged out Rohit Sharma’s men.