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Occasions when MS Dhoni proved that he is the true gentleman of Cricket 

  • MS Dhoni has always been one to play the game in its truest spirit
Eshaan Joshi
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Modified 27 Dec 2018, 22:37 IST

#6 Giving Virat Kohli the opportunity to finish the ICC World T20 2014 Semi-Final

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Virat Kohli was in scintillating touch in the ICC World T20 2014, and was one of the driving forces to India's journey till the semi-final. India faced a mighty South Africa in the semis, who set a 173 target for India to claim a spot in the final.

As usual, run-machine Virat Kohli was at his imperious best in a chase, hitting a fiery 43-ball-68, making the scores level at 18.5 overs. At that point, the strike was with captain Dhoni, who has a penchant to finish the proceedings with a maximum.

However, Dhoni nudged the ball gently, and smiled back at Kohli, giving him the chance to finish the innings. Kohli finished the game with a beautiful boundary. Captain Cool later said in the post-match presentation that this was the best that he had to offer to Virat.


#5 Sending Virat Kohli to collect the Celkon Tri-Series Cup 2013


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2013 was a highly successful year for India. After whitewashing Australia 4-0 in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, India won the Champions Trophy in England. The team straight away headed to Jamaica for the tri-series against Sri Lanka and West Indies.

India lost the first two matches, and Dhoni was forced to miss the remaining group matches due to a hamstring injury. This was when Virat Kohli led India for the first time, and powered the side to the finals.

MSD returned to the squad for a final and played a match-winning knock of 45* from 52 balls to hand India a thrilling 1-wicket victory. However, in the post-match presentation, when he was called to collect the trophy, he pushed Virat forward. Kohli asked Dhoni to join him, post which the two jointly collected the award.


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Published 27 Dec 2018, 22:37 IST
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