The World Cup-winning skipper MS Dhoni announced his retirement on Saturday. Dhoni has been one of the most successful captains in the world. He has led India to victories in World T20 in 2007, 50-over World cup in 2011 and Champions Trophy in 2013.
India won the 2011 World Cup at Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium after beating Sri Lanka in the final. Now, as per some reports, the MCA can devote a permanent seat on his name at the stand where his famous World Cup-winning six had landed.
“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,” read Ajinkya Naik’s letter, according to the report.
India chased down a target of 275 in the final match. India were reduced to 31/2 by Lasith Malinga but a steady stand between Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli held the innings together for the hosts and later Dhoni’s 91* helped India sail through. Gambhir scored an important 97.
This was the second time tha India had lifted an ODI World Cup. They had first won it back in 1983 under the captaincy of Kapil Dev after beating West Indies in the final at Lord’s.