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ICC Goes the John Lennon Way to 'Imagine' Cricket Without Dhoni

The International Cricket Council's official Twitter handle went overboard with its poetic tribute by reimagining a John Lennon track to honour the 37-year-old cricketing legend.

Anurag Verma | News18.com

Updated:February 11, 2019, 12:06 PM IST
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ICC Goes the John Lennon Way to 'Imagine' Cricket Without Dhoni
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Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had a memorable outing in the blue jersey on Sunday despite team India's 4-run loss in the third and final contest against New Zealand at Hamilton.

Dhoni, who became the first Indian cricketer ever to appear in a 300 T20 match, once again lit up the bails by displaying quick reflexes behind the stumps to send Kiwi Tim Seifert packing in just 0.099 seconds.

Later, the wicket-keeper batsman brought cheer among Indian fans after he lifted the tricolour, given to him by a fan - who had gatecrashed the match just to meet his idol.

While the fans in the stadium got the witness a thrilling encounter on the ground, Twitterati were in for a surprise when International Cricket Council's official Twitter handle went overboard with its poetic tribute by reimagining a John Lennon track to honour the 37-year-old cricketing legend.

'Imagine,' considered one of Lennon's finest works after departing from the Beatles, got the Dhoni-twist and even had a mention for English quickie James Anderson.

Here's how ICC had a fanboy moment for Dhoni:

Last week, ICC had tweeted a cheeky advice on Dhoni that sent the fans into a frenzy.

Coming back to cricket, chasing a steep task of 213 to win, India could manage only 208 despite early fireworks from Vijay Shankar, Rishabh Pant, and Hardik Pandya.

A 63-run partnership between Dinesh Karthik and Krunal Pandya almost did the job for the visitors but it wasn’t enough in the end.

Needing 16 to win in the final over of the match, Karthik started with a double before playing out two dot balls – one of which saw Karthik deny Krunal a single – that eventually ended any slim hopes they might have had of taking away the series.

Karthik's controversial decision was met with severe trolling on social media.

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