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| On Updated : Jan 12, 2020 12:23 PM IST

“2 Inches too much” Dhoni opens up on semi-final run out

The only thing that Is still haunting millions of Indians fans is the run out of MS Dhoni in the semi final of the world cup against New Zealand.

“Why didn’t I dive,” regrets Dhoni

When India needed 31 from the final 2 overs to inch one step closer to lift the trophy, MS Dhoni was ran out thanks to brilliant throw from Guptill who took a direct hit at the stumps which saw the back of Dhoni and ended the dream of millions of Indians as well. Dhoni who is one of the quickest runner between the wickets would have made his ground 9 out of 10 times but it turned out to be that 10th time that day. When asked about the run out to Dhoni who was just 2 inch short of his ground, the former skipper said,
“I keep telling myself, why didn’t I dive. Those two inches I keep telling myself, ‘MS Dhoni, you should have dived”

Heartbreaking end to World Cup
India were firm favorites to lift the 2019 world cup till the run out of Dhoni that shook the entire Indian fans. When New Zealand had set the target of a paltry 240 runs, it was expected that India already had one foot in the finals of the world cup, but half an hour into the Indian innings the situation was completely upside down with Kiwis at the top. It was then the experience of Dhoni and the grit of Jadeja that again made the Indians to believe that they were still in the game. But an unexpected end to Dhoni’ innings forced India to return home empty handed.

Indefinite break

MS Dhoni has made himself unavailable for the selection since the world cup exit. Dhoni hasn’t played any competitive cricket since then. Although It is certain that he will play in the IPL for CSK, but his future in the Indian team in ODIs and T20Is still remains a mystery.

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