The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has made the decision to forever commemorate MS Dhoni’s decisive six-run run in the 2011 World Cup final. It will serve as a monument to the World Cup-winning strike by the former India skipper, who secured victory with a huge six at the Wankhede Stadium.
“We will install a memorial at the very place where the six had landed in the stands,” MCA president Amol Kale told Cricbuzz after a meeting of its Apex Council in Mumbai on Monday. The meeting, incidentally, took place just a day after the 12th anniversary of the final (on April 2, 2011), against Sri Lanka.
“It would be a fitting tribute to MS Dhoni’s match-winning innings and we hope it will inspire many youngsters to follow the footsteps of Captain Cool in cricket,” MCA secretary Ajinkya Naik said.
“It’s challenging to pinpoint precisely which seat the ball fell on. We have chosen three to four chairs, and that is exactly where we will erect the memorial,” Kale added.