MS Dhoni, former Indian captain and the current leader of the Chennai Super Kings [CSK], has been declared as ‘T20 ka king’ in a recent survey conducted by the country’s first online sports radio channel, Sports Flashes.
According to the official release by the channel, a total of 12 lakh people participated in the survey on various media platforms of Sports Flashes.
A total of 128 cricketers were selected from all over the world, based on their values in the previous and current edition of the Indian Premier League [IPL] by expert panel and commentators of Sports Flashes, following which an enthralling battle of 127 matches ensued which comprised of different stages.
The survey was undertaken in different stages before it boiled to the semi-final stage where four Indian superstars locked horns against each other.
While the first semi-final saw, MS Dhoni square off against the 2007 and 2011 World Cup-winning all-rounder, Yuvraj Singh, the second semi-final saw the current poster boys of Indian cricket- Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma going at it against each other.
While MS Dhoni defeated his former partner-in-crime, Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli triumphed against his white-ball deputy to set-up the mouth-watering finale between the former and the current Indian captain- MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli.
The final was eventually won by the three-time IPL-winner MS Dhoni.
On the survey, the founder of Sports Flashes, Raman Raheja said-
“This result shows that even after announcing his retirement from international cricket, fans still considers MS Dhoni as the king of cricket and value all that he has done for his country in the past; he is a true legend of the game. The survey was undertaken to understand the engagement level of cricket lovers with their icons. 40 lakh views were achieved in 32 days. This shows cricket cannot be displaced from its position as the favourite sport in India,” he added.