Though talks about his retirement had been doing the rounds for some time now, the choice nonetheless left everybody in shock. Tributes have been pouring in from all around the world for the world for the previous Indian captain.
The former skipper helped the Men in Blue raise the 2011 World Cup trophy on the Wankhede Stadium. It was a thriller as India defeated Sri Lanka within the closing of the match by 6 wickets. Dhoni, who has been among the best finishers that the sport has seen, took his group over the road, with a surprising six off the final over. And now to honour him, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has proposed to call a seat after him on the Wankhede Stadium.
An apex council member of MCA has written to the organisation to contemplate naming the seat, the place his World Cup successful six landed, after MSD.
According to a report within the Indian Express, MCA apex council member, Ajinkya Naik, has written a letter on Monday, asking MCA to call a seat after Dhoni, as a tribute to the now-retired participant.
As per The Indian Express, Naik wrote in his letter, “As as act of gratitude and tribute to Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s immense contribution to Indian cricket, the MCA can devote a permanent seat on his name at the stand where his famous World Cup-winning six had landed. We can find out the area where the ball landed – and which seat it was flying to – after Dhoni smashed it to win the 2011 World Cup.”
Dhoni is certainly one of India’s most profitable captains, having lifted all main ICC trophies. Having performed for the nation for 16-years, he has lifted all three ICC trophies and performed in 350 ODIs, 90 Tests and 98 T20Is. Dhoni, who continues to be part of the IPL, can be seen main the Chennai Super Kings for the upcoming version of the match, set to kick off in UAE on September 19.
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