Cricket can be cruel at times and MS Dhoni will definitely agree to it. One of the fastest men in the game even at the age of 38, MS Dhoni just knows how to steal runs from under the nose of the opposition. But the great man was run out when India needed him the most, that is during the semifinal clash against New Zealand in the World Cup.
MS Dhoni, who was definitely playing his last World Cup game, was run out in the 49th over when India needed 24 runs from 9 balls. The veteran batsman was India’s last hope as he tried his best to produce another batting masterclass. However, Martin Guptill‘s accurate throw ended MS Dhoni’s heroics in Manchester. He scored 50 off 72 balls before being run out.
And as he walked back towards the pavilion, he clearly tried to stop tears coming out of his eyes. Not the one to show emotion on the field, Dhoni did his best to hide his tears as he walked back after representing India for one last time in the World Cup.
Here is a clip showing MS Dhoni trying hard to contain his emotions:
Talking about the game, New Zealand beat India by 18 runs to storm into the final. They will lock horns against the winner of the second semifinal between England and Australia in the final at Lord’s on Sunday. Batting first, New Zealand finished on 239 for 8.
In reply, India started disastrously and were reeling at 5 for 3. Later, they found themselves 6 down for just 92. Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni then revived India’s hopes with a century-plus stand before both of them fell at crucial times as India were all out for 221.