India and New Zealand played off each other in the semi-final of the ICC 2019 World Cup at Old Trafford in Manchester. While India was to chase a target of 240 with 3 wickets gone at 5 runs, all hopes were pinned on MS Dhoni. Twitter however, seems divided on the former captain’s performance.
Manchester: India lost to New Zealand by 18 runs in the semi-final of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup at Old Trafford in Manchester on Wednesday. MS Dhoni was the knight in shining armour, who was to take India to the finals. His run-out at 49 came as a shock to everyone watching the match.
Fans of the former skipper have lauded him for his skills and composure on the field but there is a certain section of twitterati, who believes that India failed to reach the finals, all thanks to MSD.
#ThankYouMSD however is trending on the micro blogging site after Dhoni played 50 from 72 balls, with a strike rate of 69.44. Dhoni also hit one four and one six during his stay at the crease.
Dhoni, along with Ravindra Jadeja, raised visions of an improbable win after adding 116 runs for the seventh wicket, coming together at 92 for six.
#ThankYouDhoni began to trend after fans began to tweet that as many as 1.25 billion people still believed there was hope for India even though the Indian top order were all gone for five runs.
#ThankYouMSD— BiggBoss3 (@Biggboss__3) July 10, 2019
From" Switching off the TV when Sachin got out " to "Dhoni is on the crease we still have hope " 🙏
We Indian Fans Have came really Long way 🙏
The Faith is Real ♥️ pic.twitter.com/11mTFEwwSO
Last Updated 11:21 AM IST