Sunil Gavaskar Describes the “Emotional Moment” When MS Dhoni Signed His Shirt
Sunil Gavaskar, a former Indian opener, admitted that getting MS Dhoni’s autograph on his shirt during Chennai Super Kings (CSK) final IPL 2023 league game at the Chepauk on Sunday was an extremely emotional experience for him.
Lap of honor at Chepauk
Sunday was a special day for Chennai Super Kings and their supporters at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, despite their six-wicket loss to the Kolkata Knight Riders in their final home game of IPL 2023. Dhoni decided to walk a lap of honor at Chepauk with his teammates because it was CSK’s last home game of the year.
Gavaskar asked CSK captain MS Dhoni for an autograph
Indian cricket legend Gavaskar pursued the group of CSK players as they were walking around their home stadium and requested an autograph from CSK captain Dhoni. In a touching gesture from one sporting legend to another, the former India captain asked Dhoni to sign his shirt.
During CSK’s lap of honor at the Chepauk, Gavaskar asked CSK captain MS Dhoni for an autograph, which he then placed on his shirt.
Gavaskar reveals the reasons for asking for Dhoni’s autograph
“I decided to create a special memory when I found out the Chennai Super Kings would be taking a lap of honor at Chepauk. I rushed towards MSD to get his autograph because of this. It was his final game at Chepauk,” according to Gavaskar, who spoke to Star Sports.
Sports legend Sunil Gavaskar discuss their reasons for asking for Dhoni’s autograph on a sports channel.
“Legend #SunilGavaskar reveals why Thala Dhoni’s signature will remain valuable. The Little Master recalls two of #TeamIndia’s most memorable incidents starring @msdhoni and @therealkapildev, which he will treasure always,” a sports channel tweeted.
“He’ll get the chance to play here if CSK advances to the playoffs. However, I chose to cherish that time. I was lucky enough to find a marker pen in the camera unit. Therefore, I also appreciate that person,” Gavaskar continued.
Emotional moment for Gavaskar
“The 73-year-old Gavaskar praised Dhoni for his gesture and praised the CSK captain for leaving a lasting legacy in Indian cricket. Consequently, I went to Mahi and asked him to sign an autograph for me on the shirt I was wearing. He acknowledged it in such a sweet way. It was a very emotional experience for me because this man has contributed so much to Indian cricket,” he said.
Gavaskar, who was visibly moved, also shared his two favorite cricketing memories that he will always treasure. The former India captain stated, “The two cricketing moments I would love to see before I die are Kapil Dev lifting the 1983 World Cup Trophy and MS Dhoni hitting that winning six in the 2011 World Cup final.”