WWE invites MS Dhoni to Royal Rumble: The World Wrestling Entertainment posted a Dhoni-related poll on their Twitter handle.
There is no hiding to the fact that the year 2019 has seen a new and refreshed version of former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Coming on the back of a worst year in ODIs (in terms of number of runs scored), Dhoni scored three consecutive half-centuries to earn the ‘Man of the Series’ award in the recently concluded ODI series against Australia.
While Dhoni’s recent performance has changed his reputation back to what he was fondly known for, it has also bolstered India’s unstable middle-order. Relying heavily on Dhoni’s form and experience for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, the team management would be hoping for Dhoni to continue in the same manner.
Among one of the congratulatory tweets which came Dhoni’s way after India beat Australia 2-1 in the ODI series was from the official Twitter handle of Cricket World Cup. “Eat. Sleep. Finish games. Repeat,” their tweet read as describing Dhoni’s life in four terms.
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) January 18, 2019
It is worth mentioning that the same is the mantra for celebrated WWE wrestler Brock Lesnar. Having read the Cricket World Cup’s tweet, Lesnar’s manager Paul Heyman took a hilarious dig at the account as he asked for royalties in either of cash, check, stock or cryptocurrency for using his mantra.
My most (in)sincere compliments to @cricketworldcup for promoting the amazing @msdhoni by paraphrasing my mantra for @WWE #UniversalChampion @BrockLesnar #EatSleepConquerRepeat. Our royalties may be paid in cash, check, stock or cryptocurrency. https://t.co/sGtIALzso1
— Paul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) January 18, 2019
In an amazing response, Cricket World Cup asked Heyman if he would consider tickets for World Cup 2019 for himself and Lesnar.
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) January 21, 2019
While this happened a few days ago, the official Twitter handle of WWE India replied on Heyman’s tweet as they started a poll on regarding whether the audiences want Dhoni in the Royal Rumble or not. Read their tweet below:
– Countdown to 1️⃣0️⃣
– Cue the music 🎶
– Surprise entry to the rumble… @msdhoni
India, do you want to see our very own Mahi enter the #RoyalRumble match this Monday?
— WWE (@WWEIndia) January 23, 2019