Former India captain MS Dhoni was gifted a digital collectible of his iconic 2011 World Cup final winning six on the 12th anniversary of India’s triumph on April 2, 2023 by ICC’s digital partner FanCraze.
FanCraze gifted MS Dhoni a Navarasa-themed Digital Collectible centred around the emotion of ‘Glory’.
Navarasa – the concept around which the brand identity of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is built – is based around the nine emotions a fan goes through during the course of a match; joy, power, anguish, respect, pride bravery, glory, wonder and passion.
MS Dhoni had scored 91* and added 109 runs with Gautam Gambhir (97) to help India chase down the 275-run target set by Sri Lanka in the 2011 World Cup final which was played in Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Sri Lanka had batted first and thanks to Mahela Jayawardene’s 103*, put up 274/6. Later on Lasith Malinga removed Virender Sehwag for a duck and Sachin Tendulkar for 18 runs to sush the crowd in Mumbai.
But then Gautam Gambhir first and then MS Dhoni, played wonderfully under the pressure and in the end, Dhoni won India their second ODI World Cup by hitting Nuwan Kulasekara for a six over long on.