New Delhi (Sputnik) — Former cricket world cup winning Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni showed his superb class again on the field at Hamilton in New Zealand, and this time it was not by scoring runs, stumping out batsmen or making wicket-keeper catches.
Noted for his level-headedness, the national sports star took the Indian flag which was touching the ground from the hand of his fan who broke the security barricade running, and handed it over to security personnel to prevent the flag from being disrespected.
An ardent fan of his tweeted a video of this, captioned, "Firstly Dhoni Gives Respect to the National Flag."
— ಅಕ್ಷಯ್ अक्षय Akki🇮🇳 (@AkshayVandure1) February 11, 2019
The plaudits he received from his fans was emotional and heart-warming.
"……just salute his love towards the country flag," said another fan.
— Sakshi (@sakshi_tweetz) February 10, 2019
— #RenukaJain, FCA 🇮🇳 (@RenukaJain6) February 10, 2019
When a fan ran towards the ground holding national flag in his hand. He was trying to touch feet of Mahi with flag in same hand.
First thing MS did was hold flag up.
That’s true respect to nation.
Best moment of Today's game: A fan breakin the fences reached playground to touch #MSDhoni's feet, Tiranga (IndianFlag) was in his hand while he bent down to MSD's feet, @msdhoni presence of Mind & Patriotism, took the Flag away frm him, respected the Tiranga🇮🇳.Salute🙏 #NZvIND— Sameer™ (@isameer_singh) February 10, 2019
Hemanth Kumar (@hemanth_Vit) called it an act of ‘great depth'.
— Hemanth Kumar (@hemanth_Vit) February 10, 2019
Another fan called him a legend who is far apart from other cricketers, posting "dis is called legend……….Cricketers may come and go but there is no one like ms dhoni."
— ★彡 ⓂⒶⒹⒽⒶⓋ 彡★ (@madhavanand22) February 10, 2019