Two days after broken-down India Skipper MS Dhoni announced his retirement from world cricket, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has proposed to name a seat on the Wankhede Stadium after him.
MCA Apex Council member Ajinkya Naik on Monday, August 17, in a letter to the MCA, proposed to search out the seat the put Dhoni’s World Cup-a success six landed and name it after him.
“As an act of gratitude and tribute to Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s huge contribution to Indian cricket, the MCA can devote a everlasting seat on his name on the stand the put his famed World Cup-a success six had landed. We’re going to receive out the pickle the put the ball landed – and which seat it changed into as soon as flying to – after Dhoni smashed it to lift the 2011 World Cup,” Naik stated in his letter, per The Indian Negate.
Naik additionally suggested finding the ball that changed into as soon as stale in the 2011 World Cup final and protect it in a museum pickle deliberate by MCA.
“It would possibly per chance well per chance additionally be fantastic if imaginable to search out out the put that World Cup ball is. It in general is a proud enchantment in the upcoming cricket museum. Right here’s a cramped recommendation from me to honour the legendary MS Dhoni,” he added.
Naik’s proposal is inclined to be discussed in the upcoming MCA Apex Council assembly on Tuesday.
At contemporary, few areas in the Wankhede Stadium has been dedicated to broken-down gamers. These consist of the Sachin Tendulkar Stand, the Sunil Gavaskar Stand, Vijay Service provider Stand, the Polly Umrigar Gate and Vinoo Mankad Gate.
On the opposite hand, if Naik’s proposal is accredited, this would possibly per chance occasionally also additionally be the first time in India the put a explicit seat would possibly per chance be named after a participant. On the opposite hand, the initiative has been beforehand taken up in other countries.
For occasion, in 1993, a seat in the Giant Southern Stand on the Melbourne Cricket Flooring has been painted yellow to commemorate Simon O’Donnell’s 122-metre six for Victoria over New South Wales.