Indian cricketer MS Dhoni won several hearts with his act of patriotism during the T20 international match in Hamilton, NZ.
An ardent fan of Dhoni ran onto the field holding the Indian national flag and attempted to touch Dhoni’s feet.
In his excitement of seeing MS Dhoni, the cricketing fan almost dropped the Indian tricolor to the floor.
However, Dhoni was quick and did not allow the Indian flag to hit the floor and instead held it in his own hand, while his fan touched Dhoni’s feet to seek his blessings.
This heartwarming gesture of true patriotism was witnessed at Seddon Park amidst a crowd that began cheering loudly to Dhoni.
MS Dhoni is also an honorary lieutenant of the Indian Territorial Army. He was conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2007 and Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour in 2009.