MS Dhoni may have retired from international cricket but his craze still lives on among the diehard fans of the game. On Thursday, the former India captain will turn 41, and fans in Andhra Pradesh’s Vijayawada made a 41-feet-high cutout of MS Dhoni playing his trademark helicopter shot to mark the occasion.
The cutout shows Dhoni playing his trademark ‘helicopter shot’ on the final delivery of the 2011 World Cup. The photo of the cutout has now gone viral.
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After saying goodbye to international cricket in 2020, Dhoni is playing for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
In IPL 2022, Dhoni enjoyed a relatively good season with the bat, scoring 232 runs in 14 matches, with a top score of 50 and a strike rate of over 123.
Before the start of the season, he relinquished the captaincy of CSK with an eye on the future and Ravindra Jadeja was appointed as his successor.
However, the all-rounder’s form as well as the defeat of the Yellow Brigade prompted him to reconsider before relinquishing his captaincy.
Jadeja decided to quit the captaincy in the middle of the season and Dhoni took over the responsibility once again.
After CSK’s dismal performance in 2022, speculations were rife that Dhoni would retire before 2023. However, he put an end to the speculations and confirmed that he will play in the upcoming edition as well.