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MS Dhoni treated like ‘god’ in Mohali ODI despite Rohit Sharma’s record double ton

MS Dhoni had a huge fan moment when a person ran on to the outfield during the Mohali ODI against Sri Lanka and touched his feet.

cricket Updated: Dec 14, 2017 19:09 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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An Indian fan ran on to the field and touched MS Dhoni’s feet during the Mohali ODI against Sri Lanka.(Ravi Kumar/HT)

Rohit Sharma created history when he slammed his third double hundred in ODIs, becoming the first batsman in history to achieve this feat . His 153-ball 208 helped India beat Sri Lanka by 141 runs to level the three-match series 1-1.

Despite all the attention on Rohit’s world record double ton, Mahendra Singh Dhoni had an unforgettable moment which stole Rohit’s thunder.

During the second half of the match when India were on the field, a fan ran on to the playing arena to touch Dhoni’s feet. Though Dhoni tried to stop him from doing so, the fan had his moment as he did manage to touch the stumper’s feet. He was then taken off the ground by security personnel.

The incident underlined the god-like status of Indian cricketers. This was not the first instance of Dhoni receiving this kind of treatment. Earlier in January this year, a fan was seen touching Dhoni’s feet during a warm-up match between India A and England. The same scene was witnessed during a Vijay Hazare Trophy match later this year.

First Published: Dec 14, 2017 13:17 IST