It was undeniably a day of Rohit Sharma when he smashed double century against Sri Lanka in the second ODI, but another lighter yet heart-touching moment hogged the limelight when a die-hard fan of M.S. Dhoni ‘invaded’ the pitch to touch of the former skipper in respect.
While India were fielding having set the visitors a mammoth 393-run target to win, a man ditched the PCA Stadium, Mohali security to run onto the field and go straight to Dhoni. He then touched the former India captain’s feet.
The man was then frogmarched, not violently, out of the ground by the security staff.
Dhoni, who is India’s most successful skipper, is treated like a demi-god by the Indian fans and is hugely admired, especially after India won the 2011 World Cup under his leadership.
He quit Test cricket in 2014 during the tour of Australia but continues to play a stellar role in India’s limited-overs format.