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Dhoni is a hit online

Faux pas at post match ceremony becomes most-watched video on YouTube.
Hindustan Times | By Rahul Sabharwal, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2010 02:39 PM IST

MS Dhoni may well leave it to his bat to do the talking. An embarrassing tongue slip by the Indian cricket captain is getting more hits online than his sixes. In a reference to his growing popularity in Chennai, the state he plays for in the IPL, Dhoni said at a post-match presentation ceremony, “During the first edition, whenever I would go out biking in Chennai at night… wherever I would stop in the red light areas, they would always come up to me and speak to me in Tamil.

They really love me here.”A week later, the video clip of the ceremony, titled ‘Dhoni makes a fool of himself’, has become one of the most watched clips on YouTube, with over 80,000 hits, and hundreds of people posting reactions and comments on the inadvertent faux pas. On Facebook, too, hundreds of people have shared the link to the video. “Anticipating condom ads from Dhoni now,” posts dtejas.

“He’s still a bachelor, he may go to red light areas, but why say in public,” posted jitendra1788. Earlier this week, a cookbook by Penguin, titled Pasta Bible, faced an embarrassing predicament when it misprinted that a dish required “freshly ground black people”, instead of black pepper.

Last week, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest got people talking when he told gay singer Adam Lambert, “My tongue is not nearly as talented as yours,” read by most viewers as a sexual innuendo.

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