Sunil Gavaskar | Signing MS Dhoni’s shirt an ’emotional moment’ for me: Sunil Gavaskar

Mumbai: Legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar has revealed that after the last round robin match of Chennai Super Kings at Chepauk against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR vs CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL 16) this year when Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) autographed his shirt, it was an ’emotional moment’ for him. When the Super Kings players were taking a lap of honor at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday night, Gavaskar asked Dhoni to sign his shirt. Gavaskar was quoted as saying in a release by ‘Star Sports’, “When I came to know that Chennai Super Kings and Mahendra Singh Dhoni are going to do a lap of honor at Chepauk, I decided to make a special memory.” That’s why I ran towards Mahendra Singh Dhoni to get his autograph. It was his last home match at Chepauk. Also read He said, “So I went to Mahi (Dhoni) and requested him to autograph the shirt that I was wearing. Glad he accepted it. It was a very special moment for me as this player has made an immense contribution to Indian cricket. The Super Kings team is currently running at the second position in the points table and has a strong claim to make it to the IPL play-offs. But it is not yet decided whether the Dhoni-led side will return to Chepauk which is to host the qualifiers and the eliminator. Former Indian captain Gavaskar said, “Of course if the Super Kings qualify for the play-offs. So he will get a chance to play here but I decided to make this moment special. I was lucky that someone in the camera unit had a marker pen. So I am grateful to that person as well.” Along with this, Gavaskar also recalled two special moments in Indian cricket history. “Kapil Dev lifting the 1983 World Cup trophy and Mahendra Singh Dhoni hitting the winning six in the 2011 World Cup final are two cricketing moments I would love to see before I die,” he added. (agency)

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