The 2nd ODI against Srilanka is memorable for many things: Rohit's 3rd ODI double hundred, Ritika's teary celebration and a fan touching MS Dhoni's feet.
Sheer Love And Respect For The Legend MS Dhoni
The second ODI between India and Sri Lanka will be remembered for Rohit Sharma’s record-breaking double hundred. Rohit’s third career double powered the hosts to a comprehensive 141-run to level the three-match 1-1. Another image from Wednesday’s match a memorable moment for cricket lovers will be that of a teary Ritika Sajdeh celebrating her husband’s historic feat. Rohit reciprocated by kissing the ring on his finger and pointing towards her. However, another interesting incident that went largely unnoticed was that of a fan entering the field of play to touch former India captain MS Dhoni’s feet.
The man did exactly what he had set out to despite Dhoni’s best efforts to prevent him from touching his feet. He was then escorted out by a member of the security staff who rushed out to the middle.
This isn’t the first time Dhoni has been part of such an incident during a match. There are two previous occasions in 2017 when the sheer craze for the wicketkeeper-batsman was visible. A fan touched his feet during a warm-up match between India A and England in January, with a repeat at a Vijay Hazare Trophy match later in the year.
Even before the start of 2nd ODI in Mohali, the 36-year-old MS Dhoni had his fans awestruck with his fitness levels during the team’s warm-up routines. After the stretching exercises, Dhoni and Hardik Pandya locked-horns for their 100-metre sprint.
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After a casual start, Pandya looked at Dhoni to suggest the sprint wasn’t all fun and games but serious business. Dhoni accelerated immediately and beat Pandya rather comfortably. The duo shared a laugh after the sprint.