I don’t remember any instance in history where a warm up pulled this amount of crowd. It is a working day, it is just a warm up match, but that didn’t stop the crowd from coming in large numbers.
The Brabourne stadium in Mumbai is almost jam packed for this warm up game against England. And all these crowd wants to see just one man today, that is Mahendra Singh Dhoni. This can be his last match as captain for team India.
Only for him, this normal warm up game is treated like a real game. From the start of the game, the crowd keep on singing Dhoni’s name. In fact, when India lost its first wicket, the whole crowd went berserk and shouted ‘Dhoni, Dhoni’ continously.
But to their disappointment, Ambati Rayudu walked in. Rayudu made a century and then made the way for Dhoni to come in. Do I need to explain what happened in the stadium?. The whole crowd started chanting their hearts out! MSD is now batting at 18 runs from 18 balls.