In shocking news, a cycle shop owner from Kolkata collapsed in his shop soon after MS Dhoni was run out during India’s World Cup clash against New Zealand.
Identified as Srikanta Maity (33) of Hooghly district in Bengal, he was said to be watching the match on his phone when the incident happened. Following MS Dhoni’s dismissal, he immediately passed away due to cardiac arrest.
“We rushed to his help on hearing a loud thud. We saw him lying unconscious on the floor. We took him to Khanakul hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival,” Sachin Gosh, a sweet shop owner in the same area added.
Talking about the match, billions of Indian cricket fans including Dhoni haters were counting on MS Dhoni when the team’s top-order failed miserably and fell prey to New Zealand’s bowlers.
As usual, the 38-year-old MS Dhoni was calm and composed and started his innings slowly. He alongside Ravindra Jadeja dragged the team till the end. But when Jadeja got out, the responsibility fell on Dhoni’s shoulders.
Just as when we all hoped that MS Dhoni would finish things off in style, the end result was heartbreaking as Martin Guptill ran him out with an absolute peach of a throw that went on to hit the stumps directly. This was the turning point of the game after which Dhoni got out for 50 runs.
Not sure about MS Dhoni haters but for the majority of Dhoni fans, he is still the best finisher in Indian cricket history. When he is not out on the pitch, he has single-handedly managed to steer India to glory on 47 occasions and it was only 2 times that he failed to help the team to go past the victory line.