MS Dhoni and his class of cricket go hand in hand. Even though he has taken retirement from the game at the international level, his popularity has barely been affected by that. There is no doubt that Dhoni is one of the finest wicketkeeper-batters the world has ever witnessed, but his exceptional tactical acumen is something that sets him apart.
Dhoni’s experience of the game and the greatness saw him getting appointed as Team India’s mentor for the 2021 T20 World Cup after the player hanged up his boots at the highest level. With at least one more season of IPL lined up for the player to play, it seems that the already-exceptional stats of Dhoni will get some more polishing before the players calls it a day in cricket.
Great cricketers and veterans of the game praising Dhoni is a daily affair now, however, a recent praise that came for the Jharkhand born has caught the limelight. The person who has praised Dhoni is neither associated with cricket nor an Indian, he is rather a famous foreigner. It is famous WWE wrestler John Cena who has hailed the Indian great. While doing so, John Cena termed Dhoni a “legend”, however, he did that in a witty manner.
“Nothing, just two legends shaking hands,” said John Cena, while posting a picture of MS Dhoni presumably getting prepared to shake hands with someone. Given the person who Dhoni was going to shake his hands with didn’t arrive in the picture when it was clicked, all the picture could show was only MSD.
Notably, Dhoni-mentored Team India faced an early exit from the T20 World Cup 2021 after facing embarrassing loss to Pakistan and New Zealand in their campaign opener. While the Men in Green handed a 10-wicket loss to Virat Kohli and company, the Kiwis thumped India in almost similar way as they outplayed the Men in Blue by 8 wickets. Though India went on to win their games against Afghanistan, Scotland and Namibia by big margins, they stayed two-point short of New Zealand’s total after the end of the league stage. The Black Caps are scheduled to play the tournament finale against Australia on Sunday (November 14).