Dr. D's column: When ICC's tweet about Dhoni left Yoko Ono stumped

The International Cricket Council had a priceless response to Ono's tweet.

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MS Dhoni (L) and Yoko Ono (R).
He is one of the leading doctors in the country. He values his privacy (but not of his clients.)

Dear Dr D,


I am often called The Fifth Beatle. It is true that haters also refer to me in stories headlined ‘How Yoko Ono ruined the Beatles’ but even here my influence is apparent. I can inject great difference and meaning even into something as developed and beloved as The Fab Four. I am no stranger to wisdom. But even I was totally floored by something outstanding.

I tweeted this the other day (to spread joy and love in the world): ‘Give us some advice that will make our lives heal and shine.’



I got a lot of great responses but this one was priceless: ‘Never leave your crease with MS Dhoni behind the stumps! ’ from someone named ICC. This got the most likes and retweets and rightly so, because it is so profound. I just wanted to share it with your readers in India.


First: what is this crease? It is a reference to the ridges, grooves and folds that we face in life. ‘Never leave’ means ‘always remain’. The world is not a perfect place. Accept it!

There there is Ms Dhoni. Who is Ms Dhoni? I think she is a fictional person; she is all of us and none of us! And last, the stumps. What is ‘behind the stumps’ ? They are the trees that we are destroying. We are leaving only stumps behind.
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The most-clinical finisher in Indian cricket: 5 times MS Dhoni rescued team India
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni managed to snatch yet another victory for India as a successful eighth-wicket stand between Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar helped the team beat Sri Lanka by three wickets in a rain-affected second one-day international in the ongoing series.

A veteran at the death, the former skipper proved once again that he still remains one of the finest finishers in the game.

Here are some other instances when MS Dhoni rescued a game from the jaws of the opposition:
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183* vs Sri Lanka at Jaipur, 2005

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72* v Pakistan in Lahore, Pakistan, 13 February 2006

When India seemed down and out at 5/190 in the match, Dhoni came out to bat. Needing 99 from the remaining 15 overs, Dhoni put on an unbeaten partnership of 102 in 13 overs with Yuvraj and guaranteed victory for India.
72* v Pakistan in Lahore, Pakistan, 13 February 2006 When India seemed down and out at 5/190 in the match, Dhoni came out to bat. Needing 99 from the remaining 15 overs, Dhoni put on an unbeaten par..
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50* v Sri Lanka at Adelaide Oval, Australia, 19 February 2008

India, in their run chase of 238, were struggling at 99/4 with MS Dhoni, when once again, consigned to doing the rescue job, he made the team reach the finishing line in style.
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91* vs Sri Lanka at Mumbai, Final, ICC Cricket World Cup 2011

This will remain Dhoni's most iconic and defining innings. A successful run-chase in a World Cup final, especially when you are host! Dhoni held his calm and finished the chase with that big six of the last ball.
91* vs Sri Lanka at Mumbai, Final, ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 This will remain Dhoni's most iconic and defining innings. A successful run-chase in a World Cup final, especially when you are host! Dh..
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How wonderful. Thank you ICC. Thank you. Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om.

Yoko Ono
NY-London-La La Land

Dear Yoko,

You have it absolutely right. There is a second meaning also, but it is impossible to explain cricket to the uninitiated. It must be experienced, just like life.

* STATUTORY WARNING: This humour column is not for the weak-kneed or the thin-skinned.
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From 'Captain Cool' to 'Mr Helicopter': The many moods of Mahendra Singh Dhoni
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni ​epitomises calm, on the field and away from it. As Team India captain, he managed to bring grace and poise to the dressing-room, helping the boys calm their nerves and play.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni ​epitomises calm, on the field and away from it. As Team India captain, he managed to bring grace and poise to the dressing-room, helping the boys calm their nerves and play.
Indian captain Virat Kohli shares a light moment with Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the unveiling of a T20 kit for Team India. And while there have been rumours about tensions between the two, there has never been any public outburst.
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Dhoni's on-field demeanour has often left his cricket opponents puzzled. Even during tough matches, he always kept his cool facade, not letting his emotions show. But behind that exterior is a grounded individual who has never shied away from voicing his opinion.
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During his stint as the Chennai Super Kings captain, Dhoni developed a great rapport with team-mates Ravindra Jadeja and Suresh Raina. Here the trio is seen posing in front of Dhoni's Hummer car at his Ranchi residence.
During his stint as the Chennai Super Kings captain, Dhoni developed a great rapport with team-mates Ravindra Jadeja and Suresh Raina. Here the trio is seen posing in front of Dhoni's Hummer car at h..
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Dhoni's love for bikes is widely known, and dates back to his pre-cricket days. It started with a Rajdoot and has now expanded to some of the most exotic bikes up for grabs in the world. The former skipper is believed to own 23 superbikes!
Dhoni's love for bikes is widely known, and dates back to his pre-cricket days. It started with a Rajdoot and has now expanded to some of the most exotic bikes up for grabs in the world. The former s..
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Even the Master Blaster's son can't seem to get enough of Dhoni. In this undated picture, Sachin Tendulkar's son Arjun is seen here with Dhoni during a practice session of the Indian cricket team at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Even the Master Blaster's son can't seem to get enough of Dhoni. In this undated picture, Sachin Tendulkar's son Arjun is seen here with Dhoni during a practice session of the Indian cricket team at ..
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As Dhoni's cricketing career picked up, brands began to warm up to him. Lava Phones, Orient PSPO Fans, Boost, Pepsi, Dabur - Dhoni has endorsed them all.

In this pic dated February 1, 2011, Dhoni is seen sporting a Sony Bravia T-shirt. This was when Sony India had appointed Dhoni as their new brand ambassador, ahead of the Cricket World Cup 2011.
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Away from the cricket arena, Captain Cool tries some hardcore stunts as he trains for his para-jumping. Initially commissioned in the Territorial Army along with Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra in 2011, honorary Lt Colonel Dhoni became part of India's elite force 106 Infantry Battalion (TA) Para in 2014, which is a special force entrusted to carry out operations behind enemy lines.
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Yuvraj Singh has also shared a good equation with Dhoni. From perfect running between the wickets to off-field bonding, the two have kept fans amused with their antics.
Yuvraj Singh has also shared a good equation with Dhoni. From perfect running between the wickets to off-field bonding, the two have kept fans amused with their antics.
Dhoni, with a winning streak as Team India captain, lost his heart to Sakshi Singh Rawat. The couple managed to keep their relationship secret for a while before exchanging vows in July 2010.
Dhoni, with a winning streak as Team India captain, lost his heart to Sakshi Singh Rawat. The couple managed to keep their relationship secret for a while before exchanging vows in July 2010.

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