ICC World Cup 2019: Indian fan dies after MS Dhoni’s dismissal within the semi-final


He was taken to the hospital however was declared lifeless on arrival.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

Ever since MS Dhoni began donning the nationwide colors, his fandom has solely elevated. The veteran turned 38 years outdated and but his fan-following hasn’t diminished by any means. Dhoni has needed to face criticism, however the love and adoration for him have transcended them. Nonetheless, there’s a darkish facet hooked up to the immense attachment and fondness for the gamers.

Very often, items of stories of deaths have emerged, associated to affinity in direction of followers’ favourites. The 2019 World Cup semi-final match between India and New Zealand was additionally a witness to the same incident, surrounding Dhoni. Srikanta Maity, a 33-year-old store proprietor in Kolkata collapsed in his store after Dhoni’s dismissal. He was taken to the hospital, however he couldn’t survive.

He was following the match on the Outdated Trafford, Manchester, on his cell phone. “We rushed to his assistance on listening to a loud thud. We noticed him mendacity unconscious on the ground. We took him to Khanakul Hospital, the place he was declared lifeless on arrival,” Sachin Ghosh, a candy shop-owner within the space was quoted as saying in The Instances of India (TOI).

Dhoni couldn’t end for India

Dhoni was once more anticipated to tug off one thing spectacular for his group. After India restricted the Black Caps to 239 in 50 overs, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul perished very quickly with the rating at 5/three in three.1 overs. Dhoni got here to bat at quantity seven after the autumn of Rishabh Pant’s wicket. At the moment, the Males in Blue had been reeling at 71/5 in 22.5 overs.

Within the 31st over, Dhoni misplaced Hardik Pandya as his accomplice. Thereafter, he introduced India again into the sport with a partnership of 116-runs together with Ravindra Jadeja, who top-scored for them, having scored 77 off 59 with 4 boundaries and as many sixes. Even after Jadeja bought out, there was nonetheless hope for Crew India because the skilled Dhoni was nonetheless within the center.

Within the penultimate over, Martin Guptill pulled off a jaw-dropping run-out to ship again Dhoni. After the prized wicket, the Kiwis didn’t undergo any hiccups and bowled India out for 221 in 49.three overs.