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The MCA Apex Council held a meeting on Monday, where the Mumbai Cricket Association has decided to create a memorial at the exact spot where MS Dhoni’s famous World Cup winning six landed. That famous six completed its 12 year anniversary last Sunday.

Many stadiums have pavilions and stands named for certain personalities which commemorate their great achievements. The Wankhede has stands named for greats of the game like Sunil Gavaskar, Vijay Merchant, Dilip Vengsarkar and Sachin Tendulkar. This will however be the first time that an entire memorial has been built for a person for a specific shot he/she hit.

MCA Secretary Ajay Naik stated, " It would be a fitting tribute to MS Dhoni's match-winning innings, and we hope it will inspire many youngsters to follow the footsteps of Captain Cool in cricket."

The MCA will also felicitate MS Dhoni for his great innings in the World Cup Final on April 8, when he visits the stadium for the IPL match against Mumbai Indians.

MCA President Amol Kale clarified, " We are planning to make a small memorial at the spot where Dhoni’s 2011 World Cup-winning six landed. No one knows the exact spot where it landed, so we will block 3-4 seats in the tentative area for this memorial."

The memorial is expected to to be ready before India host the ICC Cricket World Cup which will take place from October this year.  The idea was put forth for the first time by MCA Secretary Ajay Naik in August 2020.

The memorial will be inaugurated by MS Dhoni himself when it is ready.  It is a great gesture by the MCA to commemorate the great moment which will be remembered by millions of Indians in the years to come.