India lost the closely-fought T20 match against New Zealand last evening but almost everything that happened in the game was overshadowed by this one gesture by MS Dhoni.
He prevented the Indian flag from falling.
#MSDhoni not letting the #India flag touch the ground !! 👏👏👏🙏#DhoniAgain !! pic.twitter.com/eAjTZdSg3r— 🆂🆄🅺🅴🆂🅷 🐦 (@OfficialSukesh) February 11, 2019
For context, a fan had run into the field to touch Dhoni’s feet, while holding the Indian flag in his hand.
As he bowed down, the flag started nearing the ground.
Dhoni showed his quick reflexes then and took the flag from his hand, making his countrymen very proud of him.
Respect for ms dhoni from national flag #Dhoni #icc #IndianAirForce #NarendraModi pic.twitter.com/HrlaaNpx7m— Rakesh (@Rakesh58415969) February 11, 2019
Proud of @msdhoni pic.twitter.com/D0ahcAJYfs— Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga (@TajinderBagga) February 10, 2019
10th February 2019 — The first innings of the decider match between India and NZ is in progress, a fan breaks the chains of security and rushes to touch the feet of MS Dhoni, accidentally dropping the Tiranga on ground, Dhoni picks the flag & then courteously taps the fans back. pic.twitter.com/oWQMi69zIj— MS Dhoni Anecdotes. (@DhoniAnecdotes) February 10, 2019
Inspiring again! @msdhoni on Sunday showed how dear the Indian flag is to him 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/qozd0FWpCl— Anurag Patra 🇮🇳 (@anuragpatra_) February 11, 2019
A Fan breached the security to touch MSDhoni’s Feet at New Zealand. 😍.In this meanwhile, fan dropped the INDIAN FLAG at ground. 🇮🇳.MSDhoni picked the flag first ❤️ pic.twitter.com/oaYQUwsNQq— DHONIsm™ ❤️ (@DHONIism) February 10, 2019
Not many know that Dhoni doesn’t put the Indian flag on his helmet because he has to put it down several times as a wicketkeeper.