IPL 2023
Sunil Gavaskar Gets Emotional While Showing Autographed Shirt Form MS Dhoni
By CricShots - May 16, 2023 4:18 pm
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Former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni is much more than his achievements on the cricket field and that is saying a lot, considering he is the only captain to have won all ICC limited-overs tournaments. One doesn’t need to work hard to gather proof of Dhoni’s greatness. The scenes after Chennai Super Kings’ last league game at home in IPL 2023 were enough. The way the batting legend, Sunil Gavaskar ran to get an autograph of Dhoni, spoke volumes about the emotions he and the entire country has for the CSK skipper.

Sunil Gavaskar
MS Dhoni gave an autograph to Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar was analyzing the CSK vs KKR match along with fellow commentator Kevin Pietersen and presenter Neroli Meadows when Dhoni was doing a lap of honor in Chennai. CSK have a high chance of making it to the playoffs but Dhoni did not take a chance. He decided to thank the crowd by waving, clapping, and throwing tennis balls.

When the CSK unit reached where Gavaskar was standing the legendary cricketer ran towards Dhoni with a marker and requested to sign his shirt. Dhoni obliged with a big smile and hugged the little master.

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Speaking from Star Sports Studio, Sunil Gavaskar said, “I decided to create a special memory When I got to know about MS Dhoni’s lap of honour. That’s why I ran towards MSD to take his autograph. It was his last home game at Chepauk. Of course, he will get a chance to play here if CSK qualifies for the playoffs. But I decided to make that moment special. I was fortunate enough that someone in the camera unit had a marker pen. So, I am thankful to that person as well.”

The video went viral on social media. The legendary cricketer was then asked to relive the moment on a Star Sports show. He showed the autographed shirt to the camera and got emotional. He appreciated Dhoni for his gesture and also hailed the CSK skipper for his legacy in Indian cricket.

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“So, I went to Mahi and requested him to sign an autograph on the shirt that I was wearing. It was so nice of him to acknowledge it. It was a very emotional moment for me because this fellow has made immense contributions to Indian Cricket,” a teary-eyed Sunil Gavaskar stated.

An emotional Gavaskar went on revealing the two most special moments from the cricket which he would cherish for the rest of his life. Sunil Gavaskar said from Star Sports Studio, “Kapil Dev lifting the 1983 WC Trophy and MS Dhoni hitting that winning six in the 2011 WC final are the two cricketing moments I would love to see before I die.”