The defeat in the semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament against New Zealand came as one of the most heart-breaking losses for the Indian team. That game saw India losing 6 wickets before 100 before Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja sharing a spectacular 116 runs stand for the 7th wicket.
While the game looked to slip away from the hands of the men in blue, Dhoni’s presence kept sparking hopes of a remarkable victory. However, the opening batsman Martin Guptill’s accurate throw from square leg put curtains on Dhoni’s innings, as well as the hopes of India playing the final of the mega-event.
Reliving the game, the former Indian skipper said that he still regrets not putting in a dive as India desperately needed his presence on the crease. After his dismissal, India lost the next two wickets for 5 runs, giving New Zealand an 18-run victory and a World Cup final berth.
“In my first game, I was run-out and this game again, I was run-out. I kept telling myself why didn’t I dive. Those two inches I still keep telling myself I should have dived,” - Dhoni said opening up on his dismissal.