Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday inaugurated the victory memorial at the iconic Wankhede Stadium on the eve of the 1000th Indian Premier League games, between Cheanni Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.
Notably, the memorial is built at the location where his iconic match-winning six had landed in the stands during the 2011 World Cup final against Sri Lanka.
In memory of India’s history triumph on that day, Mumbai Cricket Association has decided to honour the winning Indian team and its captain by building a memorial right where that match-winning six had landed.
Five chairs, seat number J282 and J286, from the MCA pavilion stand will be removed for this.
Five days after the 12th anniversary of the 2011 World Cup triumph, former Indian skipper MS Dhoni inaugurated the memorial. The video has been doing the rounds on social media. Check out the video.
Earlier on Sunday, Dhoni was presented with digital collectibles for the winning maximum and his unbeaten 91-run innings that took India home. Dhoni was also honoured by ICC Head of Digital Finn Bradshaw and Founder of FanCraze Anshum Bhambri, during a special event in Chennai.
“The best feeling was 15-20 minutes before the winning momentum. We didn’t need a lot of runs, the partnership was well-placed, and there was a lot of dew. And the stadium started to sing Vande Mataram. That atmosphere I feel is very difficult to recreate – maybe in the upcoming 2023 World Cup, there is similar scenario, once the stadium, the fans start contributing,” Dhoni told former Aussie batter, Mike Hussey during the ICC event.