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Video of MS Dhoni spending time with specially-abled fan before 5th ODI goes viral

first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni is a beloved figure in the Indian cricket team and on Thursday, he proved yet again why. Apart from being the most successful Indian captain, winning the 50-over World Cup in 2011, T20 World Cup in 2007 and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013, Dhoni is loved for the person that he is away from the cricket field.Ahead of the fifth and last ODI against the West Indies in Thiruvananthapuram, which India won by 9 wickets to clinch the five-match series 3-1, Dhoni was seen obliging a young specially-abled fan with pictures and autograph on his way to the stadium.The young boy was waiting for his outside the stadium to meet his idol in a wheelchair and Dhoni not only clicked a few photos but also spent a few moments chatting with him. The moment was captured in a video which has since gone viral on social media, endearing fans of ‘Mahi’ even more.Another fan in the capital city of Kerala, erected a 35-foot cut-out of Dhoni. Chennai Super Kings, Dhoni’s Indian Premier League side, posted a video where fans can be seen making the cut-out.#Thala’s Vishwaroopam getting ready at Trivandrum! #WhistlePodu #INDvWI #Yellove from @AKDFAOfficial! pic.twitter.com/AL8hxZ6DWzChennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) October 31, 2018After India won the match to extend their winning run of ODI series at home to six, current team India captain Virat Kohli crushed all talks of Dhoni’s T20 career coming to an end after he was dropped from the sides that will be facing the Windies (this month) and Australia (January, 2019).advertisementREAD – Ravindra Jadeja clears the air after overruling MS Dhoni in DRS call”I think the selector has already explained what happened and I don’t think I need to sit here and explain it more. I wasn’t a part of that conversation but it is not what people are making out of it. I can assure you that he [Dhoni] is still a very integral part of this team and it was only about giving chance to others,” Kohli said at the post-match press conference.READ – MS Dhoni not dropped: Virat Kohli backs ex captain after T20I snub”The selector felt that in T20 format, Rishabh Pant can be given a chance, he [Dhoni] anyway plays ODIs for us regularly. It was about giving a chances to a youngster and it has nothing to do with what people are thinking and I as a captain can certainly assure you that,” Kohli said.Watch – Dhoni pranks Rohit, Kohli all smiles as India celebrate series triumphAfter returning to the hotel, Dhoni also teamed up with Ravindra Jadeja to play a prank on Rohit as the players celebrated their series win over the Windies in the evening.last_img read more