The name of Ranchi-born cricket star MS Dhoni will figure in the seat in the iconic Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, reports The Indian Express.
“The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has decided to name the seat after the former India captain, who took India past the finish line in the final against Sri Lanka with his trademark helicopter shot off Nuwan Kulasekara’s bowling. The ball landed in the MCA Pavilion”, states The Indian Express in its report
The exact spot where the Dhoni hit ball had landed has been identified and this seat will be named after Dhoni.
The Indian Express quotes Kale saying: “The MCA took a decision today (Monday) to name a seat inside the stadium after MS Dhoni. The spot will be where his match-winning six landed against Sri Lanka in the final of the 2011 World Cup. We will be requesting MS Dhoni to come to the stadium for the inauguration where he will also be presented with a memento”.
Also, the same report points out that the Wankhede Stadium has stands named after Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar and Vijay Merchant, apart from the Polly Umrigar and Vinoo Mankad Gates, states the Indian Express report adding this.
“This will be the first time that a seat will be named after a player not just at the Wankhede but in the whole country. Outside India, however, the idea has been implemented a few times”.