In 2011, MS Dhoni led India to their second World Cup victory after 28 years. As one of the most successful captains in cricket history, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has decided to honour him by dedicating a seat at the Wankhede Stadium where he hit the winning shot.
It has been more than a decade since India’s memorable triumph. But fans still cherish the moment when Dhoni smashed Nuwan Kulasekara for a six with his signature helicopter shot. Recently, on the 12th anniversary of India’s historic win, MCA president Amol Kale announced that a permanent seat would be named after Dhoni. It is at the exact spot where the ball landed.
“The MCA took a decision today (Monday) to name a seat inside the stadium after MS Dhoni. The spot will be where his match-winning six landed against Sri Lanka in the final of the 2011 World Cup. We will be requesting MS Dhoni to come to the stadium for the inauguration. He will also be presented with a memento,”
Amol Kale said.
It’ll be done when CSK will travel to Wankhede to play MI
When Chennai Super Kings (CSK) face off against the Mumbai Indians led by Rohit Sharma on April 8 at the Wankhede Stadium, the CSK skipper, MS Dhoni, is expected to inaugurate the memorial. The idea was initially put forth by Ajinkya Naik.
It will be the first time a seat is dedicated to a player. Nevertheless, in other nations, this practice is quite common, and former New Zealand all-rounder Grant Elliot is one of the most well-known players to be bestowed with such an honour. After Elliot’s six led the Kiwis to their first-ever World Cup final in 2015. A seat was named after him at Eden Park in Auckland.
In summary, it will be a momentous occasion for Indian cricket when the MCA dedicates a seat to MS Dhoni. It is expected to be a highlight of the CSK vs Mumbai Indians match. Additionally, this practice has been implemented in other countries, most notably in New Zealand, where a seat was named after Grant Elliot at Eden Park.
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