What position does MS Dhoni hold in the realms of Indian cricketing folklore?
Mahi was always an extremely popular player who was very popular with the crowd. His macho physique coupled with long hair made him look like a rockstar in the middle of a cricket pitch, something that endeared him to the audience.
Within three years, Dhoni lad lifted the World T20, which established his status as the number one star in Indian cricket. Dhoni’s brilliant leadership took Indian cricket to new heights, with the 2011 World Cup being the zenith of his international career.
That legendary innings ended with a six that will down in history as probably the most iconic shot in Indian cricket, as Dhoni forever made a spot for himself in the hearts of Indian cricket fans.
Which is probably why Dhoni is still so popular, as he has been generating Sachin like receptions whenever he walks into the middle.
IPL 2018 has so far been a vintage season for Dhoni, as the legend has already played a couple of classic knocks to get his team past the winning line. His innings against RCB in particular will go down as one of his all time great innings, as the brilliant man stunned everyone with his incredible knock.
Dhoni got another standing ovation in Pune tonight, as he walked in to bat after the dismissal for Rayudu. The crowd went bonkers at the sight of the great man, as everyone expected Dhoni to play another brilliant innings.
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