The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has received a proposal of naming a seat for former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni to name a seat at its Wankhede Stadium as he had smashed an infamous six to help India seal the win in the World Cup 2011 final. The request has been made for the six when Dhoni six off Sri Lankan pacer Nuwan Kulasekara in the final as India won their second such trophy after a gap of 28 years.
MCA Apex Council member Ajinkya Naik has written a proposition letter apart from naming the seat after Dhoni, it can be decorated in a unique way as “an act of gratitude and tribute” to the former Indian skipper’s immense contribution to cricket and his association with the Wankgede Stadium.
As per the quotes in Indian Express, the letter read: “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. We can find out the area where the ball landed – and which seat it was flying to – after Dhoni smashed it to win the 2011 World Cup.”
He further added, “We can paint and decorate the seat in a unique way to celebrate Dhoni’s association with historical Wankhede Stadium in Indian cricket history.”
It has also been suggested that the world cup ball can also be added to MCA’s upcoming cricket museum.
The letter further added, “It would also be nice if possible to find out where that World Cup ball is. It can be a proud attraction in the upcoming cricket museum. Here is a small suggestion from me to honor the legendary MS Dhoni.”
The likes of Grant Elliot, Brad Hodge, and Simon O’Donnell have also been honored in a similar fashion.