New Delhi | Akshata Kumbar: While a certain section of the society and former cricketers were busy criticizing Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s “slow” approach, Twitter came in defence of the former captain. Fans started #ThankYouMSD trend on Twitter yesterday and #DhoniInBillionHearts is the new trend which has gripped the top position on Twitter.

After the failure of the top three order (Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli), India pinned its hope on Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni. Jadeja poured his all efforts but could take India home.

That didn’t break 1.25 billion Indians hope as ‘thala’ aka Dhoni was still on ground. Many still believed that MSD will lead Men in Blue to the victory stand, because “Dhoni maar raha hai”

But it was one moment when all dreams and hopes were shattered into pieces -- a direct throw by Martin Guptill which hit the stumps and Dhoni was sent back to the pavilion.

No matter what one says, fans decided to stand by Mahi. “Thank you Dhoni sir for every moment that you give us,” wrote one user; “The man who always rescued team in every big game,” wrote another.

Every wish thanking Dhoni is as emotional as it could get, take a look at some of the tweets:

The article is written by Akshata Kumbar (Assistant Manager - SMO, Jagran New Media) 

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