Former India captain MS Dhoni was at the Centre Court to watch Rafael Nadal and Taylor Fritz play in the Wimbledon men’s quarterfinals on Wednesday. The veteran cricketer would have enjoyed his time during the game as it went down to the wire. The 22-time Grand Slam winner, however, emerged victorious as he beat Fritz in the 10-point tie-breaker in the final set.
The pictures of MS Dhoni watching the game have gone viral over the internet. Wimbledon’s official Twitter handle posted the image with the caption, “An Indian icon watching on”. Earlier, Dhoni’s Indian T20 League team Chennai also posted the same image with the caption, “Yellove All! Lion watching the GOAT!” read the caption.
Here are the tweets
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 6, 2022
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) July 6, 2022
The 4th ranked ATP player, Nadal, despite having to take a medical timeout in the second set, won the match 3-6, 7-5, 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (10/4) in four hours and 21 minutes. David Beckham and Sunil Gavaskar were also in attendance for the competition.
As for Dhoni, he is currently celebrating his 41st birthday. The veteran cricketer was last seen in the Indian T20 League 2022. While there have been many doubts about his availability for the upcoming season, Dhoni has confirmed that he would compete in the tournament again next year.
“Well, I think, definitely. It’s a simple reason. It will be unfair to not play in Chennai and say thank you. Mumbai is one place where, as a team and as an individual, I have got a lot of love and affection. But, you know it won’t be nice to the CSK fans,” he told Ian Bishop at the toss during Chennai’s last game in the Indian T20 League 2022.
Meanwhile, several cricketers have wished Thala MS Dhoni a happy birthday. “Happy Birthday to my big brother. Thank you for being my biggest supporter and mentor in every phase of life, may god bless you and your family with good health always. Much love to you mahi bhai. Wishing you a great year ahead!” Suresh Raina tweeted.