Watch: Mahendra Singh Dhoni's patriotic gesture wins heart
New Delhi : Mahendra Singh Dhoni has proved it on several occasions that for him it is India first. During the third T20I against New Zealand, a fan carrying an Indian flag breached security, ran towards Dhoni and touched his feets. The 37-year-old cricketer saw Indian flag going towards the ground, he quickly took it away from the fan and gave it to a security personnel. MSD's gesture recieved a lot of praise from the fans on the social media.
Here is a video of the incident shared by a fan on Twitter:
Check out some more reactions from the fans:
such a patriotic gesture.. just observe.. first thing he bends down and takes the country's flag from a fan.. just salute his love towards the country's flag..— Sakshi (@sakshi_tweetz) February 10, 2019
When a fan tried to touch feet of Dhoni, he first took the flag from him so that it doesn't touch the floor.— Hemanth Kumar (@hemanth_Vit) February 10, 2019
This might look like funny , but this is very very deep 😘#Thala#MSDhoni 💥#MSD 😍#Dhoni 😍#INDvNZ #Dhoni300 pic.twitter.com/CK2ShKMyJP
Best moment of Today's game: A fan breakin the fences reached playground to touch #MSDhoni's feet, Tiranga (IndianFlag) was in his hand while he bent down to MSD's feet, @msdhoni presence of Mind & Patriotism, took the Flag away frm him, respected the Tiranga🇮🇳.Salute🙏 #NZvIND— Sameer™ (@its_SameerB) February 10, 2019
What a gesture by @msdhoni— #RenukaJain Chowkidar 🇮🇳 (@RenukaJain6) February 10, 2019
When a fan ran towards the ground holding national flag in his hand. He was trying to touch feet of Mahi with flag in same hand.
First thing MS did was hold flag up.
That’s true respect to nation.
Team India, however, did not manage to win the game, but it definitely won hearts with its dedicated efforts till the last ball.