MCA proposes to name Wankhede seat after MS Dhoni

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Dhoni during the 2011 ODI World Cup match (Photo: Twitter/@cricketnmore)
Dhoni during the 2011 ODI World Cup match (Photo: Twitter/@cricketnmore)

Mumbai : The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has proposed to name a seat in Wankhede Stadium after Mahendra Singh Dhoni where his famous 2011 World Cup winning six had landed. MS Dhoni announced retirement from the international cricket on Saturday.

MCA Apex Council member Ajinkya Naik has written a letter proposing that apart from naming the seat after Dhoni, it can be decorated in a unique way as “an act of gratitude and tribute” to the former Indian captain’s immense contribution to cricket and his association with the Wankgede Stadium.

“As an act of gratitude and tribute to Mahendra Singh 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 had landed. We can find out the area where the ball landed – and which seat it was flying to – after Dhoni smashed it to win the 2011 World Cup,” The Indian Express quoted the letter as saying.

“We can paint and decorate the seat in a unique way to celebrate Dhoni’s association with historical Wankhede Stadium in Indian cricket history,” it added.

It has also been suggested that the world cup ball can also be added to MCA’s upcoming cricket museum.  “It would also be nice if possible to find out where that World Cup ball is. It can be a proud attraction in the upcoming cricket museum. Here is a small suggestion from me to honour the legendary MS Dhoni,” the letter read.