Martin Guptill Trolled MS Dhoni For The Infamous 2019 World Cup Run-Out

Martin Guptill took a cheeky dig at legendary Indian captain MS Dhoni and his fans as he recalled the day that marks the fifth anniversary of India’s defeat in the 2019 ODI World Cup semi-final.

Former Zealand batter Martin Guptill took a cheeky dig at legendary Indian captain MS Dhoni and his fans as he recalled the day that marks the fifth anniversary of India’s defeat in the 2019 ODI World Cup semi-final. On this day, Martin Guptill’s direct hit to run out MS Dhoni had shattered the dreams of Indian fans.

The match, played on July 9, at Old Trafford in Manchester, was interrupted by rain and resumed the following day.

Martin Guptill Took A Cheeky Dig At MS Dhoni For The Infamous 2019 World Cup Run-Out

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Martin Guptill Took A Cheeky Dig At MS Dhoni For The Infamous 2019 World Cup Run-Out

The Indian cricket team was at 24/4 while chasing New Zealand’s 239. The result looked a foregone conclusion. The situation worsened for the Indian cricket fans as the Men in Blue were reduced to 92/6 in the 31st over when MS Dhoni walked out to bat. All the hopes were on MS Dhoni’s shoulders, who is known for his finishing skills.

MS Dhoni, the iconic finisher is known for absorbing all the pressure and for taking his team to victory lines, however, on that day, he failed. With 25 runs needed off 10 deliveries, the most depressing moment of Indian cricket arrived.

Attempting to hit the ball, MS Dhoni pushed for a deuce after pulling the ball towards the short fine leg region. New Zealand’s Martin Guptill sprinted across and pulled off a bullet throw from the deep to catch MS Dhoni just short of his ground with a stunning bulls-eye.

This moment ended India’s World Cup hopes as the team was reduced to 216/8 with an improbable 24 needed off 9 balls.

Meanwhile, recalling the day, Martin Guptill took to his social media and made a cheeky dig at the big moment by sharing a few pictures of the infamous ‘run-out’. He wrote: “Figured out why I’m getting so much hate today.”

Check out Guptil’s story:

Martin Guptill Took A Cheeky Dig At MS Dhoni For The Infamous 2019 World Cup Run-Out

Watch the video of the infamous run-out:

This isn’t the first time that Martin has opened up about the infamous run-out. Last year, the Kiwi batter revealed that he still gets hate mail from Indian fans. In an ICC video, Martin had said:

Lucky enough to get a direct hit from out there, lucky for us he was out of his ground.”

Meanwhile, MS Dhoni had summed up the feelings as, “It’s very difficult to control your emotions when you have lost a close game. Inside, I was planning. To me, that was the last day I played cricket for India. I announced my retirement after a year, but the fact was that day I retired.”