Hailing from Jharkhand, MS Dhoni is one of the most popular and scrutinised cricketers from India. With his extraordinary talent, perseverance and belief, Dhoni has led India to the 2007 ICC World T20 victory, the 2010 and 2016 Asia Cup victories, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup victory and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy victory.
Dhoni was selected to play for the Central CoalFields Limited (CCL) team in 1998, and it was the first time when Dhoni stepped into professional cricket. After this, he debuted for the Senior Bihar Ranji Team for the 1999-2000 season.
After playing Ranji Trophy for over three years, Dhoni was picked over Deep Dasgupta to represent East Zone. His exceptional talent led him to the selection in the Indian A squad for a tour of Zimbabwe versus Kenya, where he earned the attention of the likes of Sourav Ganguly and Ravi Shastri.
MS Dhoni was selected for the ODI squad for the Bangladesh Tour in 2004/05, and had the most disastrous start to his career. Despite this, he was selected for the series against Pakistan, where he scored his first century in his fifth ODI international. And thus began the Dhoni era.
Dhoni called it a day from international cricket on August 15
Dhoni has also been the face of Chennai Super Kings since the inaugural edition of the IPL. He captained the team to victory in 2010, 2011 and 2018 IPL titles and the 2010 and 2014 Champions League T20 titles. After the CSK was banned for two years, Dhoni was subsequently brought by Rising Pune Supergiant. He captained the team in 2016, but was replaced by Steven Smith when his team finished in 7th place.
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Dhoni decided to call it a day from international cricket on August 15, and since then wishes have been pouring in from him from every part of the world. Now, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has decided to honour the former Indian cricketer. That being said, Dhoni might get a permanent seat at the exact place where he hit the winning six off Nuwan Kulasekara in the 2011 World Cup final.
A special moment for MS Dhoni
Two days after Dhoni retired from the highest level of cricket, MCA’s apex council member Ajinkya Naik wrote a letter with the proposal. The letter has been accessed by Indian Express.
“As an act of tribute to MS Dhoni’s immense contribution to Indian cricket, the MCA can devote a permanent seat on his name at the stand where his famous World-Cup winning six has landed. We can find out the area where the ball landed after Dhoni smashed it to win the 2011 World Cup,” Naik’s letter read.
“We can paint and decorate the seat in a unique way to celebrate Dhoni’s association with the Wankhede stadium in Indian cricket history. The seat can also be used as a major tourist attraction.
“It will allow cricket fans to relive the most glorious moment in Indian cricket. We can have a plaque on that seat with some special text to honour the moment,” the letter added.
Naik also put forth a suggestion of finding the ball of the 2011 WC final and storing it in the MCA’s planned museum. The Wankhede Stadium is known to have the names of a number of famous cricketers associated with it. Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar and Vijay Merchant have stand by their names, and there are also gates with names of Vinoo Mankad and Polly Umrigar.