The first seminal of the World Cup 2019 between India and New Zealand was heading towards a thrilling finish. India had staged a brilliant comeback to revive their hopes after being reduced to 92 for 6 while chasing 239. India’s hopes were up in smoke right at the beginning of their innings when they were reduced to 5 for 3.
But with 37 runs needed, Jadeja miscued his shot in the 48th over to be out for 77. His knock came off 59 deliveries and contained 4 sixes and as many boundaries. All the eyes were now on MS Dhoni.
With 31 runs needed from the last two overs, only MS Dhoni could have taken India over the line. He started the 49th over on a perfect note by dispatching Lockie Ferguson for a six, However, two balls later he was run-out when he tried to take a non-existing single in order to keep the strike.
MS Dhoni’s dismissal was so hard to take for one fan in Kolkata that he died. A cycle shop owner died while watching the game. According to Times of India, Srikanta Maity (33) collapsed in his shop immediately after MS Dhoni got out.
He was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.