Dhoni ‘predicted’ India’s 2016 World Cup defeat to Pakistan

« If you are proud of the fact that hum 11-0 se jeete hain toh ek reality yeh bhi hogi ki hum haarenge kabhi na kabhi haarenge. Chahe aaj haare, dus saal baad haare, the bees saal baad haare ya pashas saal baad haare. But you know aisa nahi ho sakhta ki you will always keep winning (if you are proud of the fact that we won 11-0 then there is another reality that we will lose at some point. Maybe we will lose today hui, maybe after 20 years or maybe after 50. But you know that can’t happen that you will always keep winning). These were the golden words spoken by Mahendra Singh Dhoni at a press conference during the 2016 T20 World Cup.

As India, then led by Dhoni, had beaten Pakistan by six wickets, the prediction came true on Sunday when Pakistan beat India for the first time in Twenty20 World Cup history. Pakistan’s first match Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan shattered half-centuries of unbeatenability as Pakistan crushed India by 10 wickets, resulting in India’s first World Cup defeat against the Pakistan in 13 games, as well as their very first loss by ten wickets in T20Is.

Fans were very much in agreement with Dhoni’s words of wisdom that nothing was permanent in the game of cricket. Here’s what some fans had to say.

Dhoni, who is currently the mentor of the Indian cricket team, was seen imparting wisdom to Pakistani players such as Azam and Imad Wasim after the match ended yesterday. Dhoni’s gesture was appreciated on both sides of the border as the photos quickly went viral on the microblogging site Twitter.

After Sunday’s loss, Indian captain Virat Kohli admitted his team’s performances were not up to par and they were outplayed in their opener. “We didn’t perform well,” said Kohli who marked a half-century of fighting to push India to a decent total earlier. racing was not a good start. « 

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