MS Dhoni’s 9-year-old tweet goes viral after Spain wins a thriller at Euro 2020

Although the Spain-Croatia game eventually ended in Spain’s favour, Croatia had their moments in the match and even gave them a bit of a scare.

Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 29 June 2021 2:53 pm

Euro 2020 saw a couple of superb games on Monday evening. While the initial one of them saw Spain make it count when it mattered the most, the second one saw Switzerland beating France to pull one of the biggest upsets of the competition thus far.

Although the Spain-Croatia game eventually ended in Spain’s favour, Croatia had their moments in the match and even gave them a bit of a scare. But after the on-field battle was over, it was former India cricket team captain MS Dhoni, whose old tweet resurfaced on the internet.

Interestingly, it was nine years ago exactly on June 28, 2012, the then India skipper Dhoni had taken to Twitter to mention that, “'Spain deserve to win this game but anyways now its lottery football, one who holds the nerve better will win. time for goalkeepers to b hero.”

Check out his Tweet here:

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Dhoni’s tweet had come after a high-voltage Euro 2020 semi-final clash between Portugal and eventual champions Spain that the then world Champions had won 4-2 on penalties after both the teams failed to break the deadlock even after extra-time.

Coming back to Euro 2020, Spain are now set to take on Switzerland in the quarterfinals at the Krestovsky Stadium in Russia on Friday.