Final Replace on: September 14th, 2023 at 10:08 am
The Mumbai Cricket Affiliation (MCA) is planning to public sale the 2 seats on the Wankhede Stadium, the place former India captain MS Dhoni hit the match-winning six that landed within the stands in the course of the 2011 World Cup last towards Sri Lanka on April 2, 2011.
MS Dhoni, the then-Indian skipper, smacked a superb six over long-on off Nuwan Kulasekara’s bowling once they wanted 4 runs off 11 balls. The wicketkeeper-batter guided the Indian team to its second ODI World Cup title and its first because the 1983 version.
The MCA has featured these seats in an public sale discover on its web site titled ‘Request for proposal for a buyout of Hospitality Bundle for ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 matches at Wankhede Stadium,’ stating that “Cricket World Cup 2011 Victory Memorial Stand (2 seats) to be auctioned.”
The 2 seats the place Dhoni’s iconic shot within the last match in Mumbai landed are known as the ‘2011 World Cup Memorial seats.’ The public sale is predicted to generate a number of crores of rupees, contemplating the emotional significance hooked up by India’s cricket followers to that historic shot.
Seats Will Be Completely Named After MS Dhoni – MCA President
MCA president Amol Kale revealed that they’ll rename and customise two seats on the Wankhede Stadium because the ‘MS Dhoni seats’ to honour the enduring 2011 World Cup-winning second. Amol Kale confirmed that the public sale will happen within the subsequent 10 days.
In April, experiences emerged that the MCA supposed to create a ‘memorial’ on the location in that stand, behind long-on, the place the ball landed. Nonetheless, Kale confirmed that there wouldn’t be a memorial, however as a substitute, these seats could be specifically designed and named after MS Dhoni.
“These two particular seats might be completely named after MS Dhoni, and might be referred to as ‘MS Dhoni seats’. We’re making one thing totally different. There’s no memorial, however these seats might be fantastically adorned and specifically designed,” Kale stated.
“They’ll like a settee/comforter, and could have hospitality companies. We’ll promote these seats at a premium (value). The public sale will happen within the subsequent 10 days. We’ll take out an ‘Expression of Curiosity’ after which folks will bid for these seats.”
The long-lasting stadium will host 5 matches within the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023, which is about to be performed between October 5 and November 19. The stadium will host India vs. Sri Lanka on November 2. India’s semi-final match might be performed in Mumbai except they face Pakistan within the semis.