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PHOTOS and VIDEO: Fan invades pitch to touch MS Dhoni's feet

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Mumbai, Jan 10: As Mahendra Singh Dhoni captains the Indian side for one last time on Tuesday (Jan 10), an enthusiastic MS Dhoni fan breached the security cordon and rush towards cricket pitch to touch "Captain Cool"s feet.

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The fan evaded security but then obeyed the umpire's request to keep off the wicket and returned after touching his favourite cricketer's feet.

All this happened during the warm-up game between India A and England XI at Mumbai's Brabourne Stadium. (Watch the video of the incident)

Dhoni too acknowledged the emotional gesture by shaking hands with his fan and asked him to go back. (Dhoni thanks fans)

The fan was later escorted off the field by the security personnel.

Here are the images from the emotional incident

Fans rushes on field

Fans rushes on field

Fan breached the security cordon to rush towards his favourite cricketer. (Image: TV grab)

Fans touches Dhoni's feet

Fans touches Dhoni's feet

Fan touches Captain Cool's feet. (Image: TV grab)

Dhoni acknowledges fan's emotional gestures

Dhoni acknowledges fan's emotional gestures

Dhoni acknowledged the enthusiastic fan's emotional gesture and also shook hands with him. (Image: TV grab).

Security personnel take fan away

Security personnel take fan away

Security personnel later took the fan away from the field. (Image: TV grab).

Fan taken away by security personnel

Fan taken away by security personnel

The fan was then taken away by the security personnel. (Image: TV grab).

Fan touches Dhoni's feet

Fan rushed on the field to touch MS Dhoni's feet at Brabourne Stadium.

The India A captain smashed a whirlwind fifty and remained unbeaten at 68 as the hosts posted 304 for the loss of four wickets in 50 overs.

Middle-order batsman Amabati Rayudu smashed a brilliant ton while Shikhar Dhawan and Yuvraj Singh also slammed their respective half centuries.

Earlier, the charismatic former India skipper said that fans would see him leading Jharkhand cricket team and IPL side in future. The talismanic wicketkeeper-batsman even thanked his fans for all the love and supported bestowed upon him.

The 35-year-old cricketer was felicitated by the Cricket Club of India (CCI) for his outstanding captaincy career and contribution to Indian cricket.

Last Wednesday (January 4), Dhoni shocked all by stepping down as India's limited overs captain. Virat Kohli took charge as the new leader.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 17:35 [IST]
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