ICC revisits MS Dhoni’s “Sweet Gesture” for Virat Kohli’s 2014 T20 World Cup. Watch


The International Cricket Council (ICC) took to Twitter on Wednesday to share a video from the 2014 T20 World Cup highlighting former India captain MS Dhoni’s “sweet gesture” for Virat Kohli in the semi-final against South Africa . In that match, MS Dhoni defended the last ball of the 19th over to give Virat Kohli, who hit at 68, a chance to finish the game for India as they only needed one run to make it to the final. books.

Dhoni, who made his international debut on this day 16 years ago, led India to the final of the T20 World Cup 2014. However, India lost in the final to Sri Lanka.

In the semi-final against South Africa, India was ordered to chase 173 runs at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka.

Kohli remained undefeated at 72 while Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma also contributed helpful contributions.

Dhoni, one of the most successful captains in Indian cricket history, announced his retirement from international cricket in August this year.

Dhoni played 90 Test matches, scoring 4,876 runs with six centuries and 33 half centuries.

In the 50-over format, he played in 350 games, scoring more than 10,000 runs.

Dhoni averaged over 50 in the ODIs, hitting 10 centuries.


Dhoni remains the only captain in men’s international cricket to have won all three of the most important ICC trophies: the 50-over World Cup, T20 World Cup and Champions Trophy.

During the 2020 Indian Premier League, Dhoni confirmed that he will return next year to take the field for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2021.

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