Twitter reacts as MS Dhoni took a nap on the cricket field

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni napping
MS Dhoni napping

The most unusual thing happened in the 3rd ODI between Sri Lanka and India at Pallekele as MS Dhoni was seen napping on the ground. The incident happened after the completion of the 44th over during India’s chase of 217 when the crowd intervened and hurled bottled onto the field.

There was absolute chaos on the ground as all the players gathered in the middle. The Sri Lankan crowd wasn’t pleased with its team’s lackluster performance as it was on its way to losing the 3rd ODI in a row. Just when 8 runs were required from 6 overs, India had the centurion Rohit Sharma and the half-centurion MS Dhoni at the crease.

India were cruising towards the 3rd win a row that would give them the series win. But the cowardly act of the public in the stadium halted the match. As the match officials and security forces went around to take control, Dhoni took the opportunity to relax and lay on the ground.

He stayed in that position for quite a while and it seemed as if he took a quick power nap. Those were never seen before visuals on a cricket field. There was no action in the game and after waiting for a while, the players shook hands and went back to the dressing room.

Just when it seemed that the match was awarded to India, the umpires and players walked back to the ground. The troublemakers were removed from the ground and the 2 Indian batsmen gathered the required 8 runs and took India to the victory. The win meant that India clinched the series and gained an unassailable lead. Rohit scored an unbeaten 124 while Dhoni made 67 not out as India won the match by 6 wickets.

But the spectacle of the match remains the scenes of Dhoni napping on the ground. The Twitteratis, as usual, were quick to pounce on the opportunity.

Here are some of the hilarious tweets:

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