Twitterati hail MS Dhoni for asking Rohit Sharma to hand over the Asia Cup trophy to Khaleel Ahmed

"Dhoni bhai asked Rohit Sharma to let me hold the trophy on the dais" - Khaleel Ahmed.

Khaleel Ahmed holding the Asia Cup 2018 trophy in the podium | Getty

MS Dhoni’s achievement as a captain is surreal, to say the least. He is the only captain in the history of cricket to have won all the three ICC trophies – 2007 World T20, 2011 Cricket World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy. Moreover, Dhoni has also led India to the pinnacle in Test cricket.

One of the most notable things during Dhoni’s 9-year long captaincy tenure for India was that whenever he used to collect the trophy after winning a series/tournament, he used to hand it over to a newcomer in the squad. Dhoni might no longer be the Indian captain but he did something similar during the recently held Asia Cup.

Just after India defeated Bangladesh and clinched the 2018 Asia Cup title, Dhoni walked up to stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma and asked him to let the youngest member of the squad, Khaleel Ahmed, hold the trophy.

In his recent interview with TOI, Khaleel stated: "Dhoni bhai asked Rohit Sharma to let me hold the trophy on the dais. He gave me the trophy because I was the youngest member in the team and it was my debut series. It was a memorable experience for me.

"When Dhoni bhai and Rohit asked me to hold the winning trophy, I had no words. I became emotional and will never forget that moment," he added.

It was such an awesome gesture from Dhoni that the Twitterati were running out of adjectives to describe his greatness.

Here are some of the tweets:


By Salman Anjum - 09 Oct, 2018

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