Cricket can easily be classified as the most watched and most loved sport of India and what makes it more special is the fact that we have won ODI World Cup two times and T20 World Cup once.
India won its first ODI World Cup in the year 1983 under the captaincy of Kapil Dev and after that, it took 28 years for India to win the World Cup for the second time, i.e., in 2011 under the leadership of MS Dhoni. The 2011 final was played against Sri Lanka and the winning shot played by MSD is still pretty much alive in the mind and hearts of Indian cricket fans.
Dhoni hit a sixer on the delivery bowled by Nuwan Kulasekara and ensured that India would lift the trophy. At that time, Ravi Shastri was in the commentary box; he praised Dhoni for finishing in style, saying that India had lifted the World Cup after 28 years and the Indian skipper had been fantastic throughout the finals. The words spoken by Ravi Shastri had summed up the feelings of almost of every cricket loving Indian as he was absolutely correct.
Recently Dhoni completed his 15 years in the International cricket and while #15yearsofMSD was trending on the micro-blogging site Twitter, a user asked former cricketer and commentator Aakash Chopra about his favourite moment on which he would have liked to do commentary in his style.
Aakash Chopra’s favourite moment was the winning shot of MSD in 2011 World Cup final and he revealed how he would have done commentary at that moment. He tweeted,
“I wasn’t on commentary when Dhoni sealed it with a six. 2nd April 2011. I would’ve gone something like—धोनी का बल्ला घूमा…इस बार सिर्फ़ वानखेड़े नहीं पूरा देश झूमा। A night to remember. A player to cherish. #15yearsOFMSD”
I wasn’t on commentary when Dhoni sealed it with a six. 2nd April 2011. I would’ve gone something like—धोनी का बल्ला घूमा…इस बार सिर्फ़ वानखेड़े नहीं पूरा देश झूमा। A night to remember. A player to cherish. #15yearsOFMSD https://t.co/kPjeu5LHLm
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 23, 2019
Aakash’s choice of words didn’t go well with Twitterati and they started trolling him. The majority was happy that Aakash Chopra was not in the commentary box at that time. Here are some of the selected tweets:
But Ravi Shasti’s comments were excellent : Dhoniiiii ,finishes of in style. Magnificent strike into the crowd. India lifts the world cup after 28 years. Party started in the dressing room….. 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🤘🤘🤘
— RITESH PANDEY (@itsiritesh) December 24, 2019
Still Ravi shastri’s commentary was batter than yours.. you are not a commentator by the way, comedian and commentator are different my friend!
— Sumant Bakshi (@BakshiSumant11) December 23, 2019
Thank God Aakash was not in the comm box.
— Subham Singh (@SubhamS43964654) December 23, 2019
Thank God , You were not there 😂
— Rahul (@iampc18) December 23, 2019
— Bhaarat Kurda (@TheBhaaratKurda) December 23, 2019
Glad that it was @RaviShastriOfc and not you.
— Antas Palash (@AntasPalash) December 23, 2019
Khud ki bezatti karaneka shokh pal rakha hai inhone!
— Tabrez (@tabrezchi) December 23, 2019
Garibo ka Manjrekar
— Satyajeet Mishra (@Satyajeetm91) December 23, 2019
Bohot pakate ho Yaar..English commentary jaau to Harsha bhaogle hota hai …hindi par tum..mute Karke dekhna padta hai.tumhari commentary sun na torture hai..@StarSportsIndia pls Harsha bhogle aur akash chopra ko dono ko Saath rakhe taaki dusri commentary sun sake
— जाटा का छौरा (@Sourabh03051991) December 23, 2019
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