Mahendra Singh Dhoni showed speed of mind to stop a pitch invader placing an Indian flag on the ground during India’s third T20I against New Zealand.
The wicket-keeper batsman has earned praise from supporters on social media over the incident which saw him show his patriotic side.
A fan entered the playing area to catch a glimpse of his hero close up during the final T20I of the series against New Zealand, which India lost by four runs.
The delirious pitch invader touched Dhoni‘s feet during the unusual incident but in doing so he almost brushed the ground with the Indian flag that he brought onto the pitch in his right hand.
Luckily, Dhoni was there to show his quickness of mind to prevent the tri-colour from touching the turf to show his respect for the flag.
The 37-year-old already has a huge fanbase on social media and he has received even more respect for his lightning reflexes by saving the flag in Hamilton.
Here’s the moment that he further endeared himself to a nation…
— Loco (@LocoLaddoo) February 11, 2019
And a taste of the reaction…
— Anurag karn (@AnuragAbhishe12) February 11, 2019
Dhoni never keep Flag on his helmet as he had to put it down for sometimes sums up this ❣🙏🏻!!
— Vidyadhar (@Vidyadhar_7) February 10, 2019
England’s managing director of men’s cricket Ashley Giles has revealed he wants the same coach for all formats.
Eoin Morgan is committed to leading England through to the ICC World Twenty20 World Cup, according to Ashley Giles.
Lancashire beat Middlesex by 104 runs and return to Division One after winning title.
Jofra Archer, Rory Burns and Joe Denly have been handed central contracts by England after their summer performances.
Warwickshire batsman Dominic Sibley delivered another timely reminder that he may be the man for England’s winter tour.
Kyle Abbott claimed Hampshire’s best-ever bowling figures as Somerset’s hopes of winning County Championship title take hefty blow.
Virat Kohli’s guided India to a seven-wicket victory over South Africa to put them one up in the three-game T20 series
Read the important reasons, or just watch them all again if you like. Both good plans.
The newsletter you simply cannot do without.
Because even 54-year-old TV hosts need a bouncer once in a while.