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Real or Fake? Viral video of Matheesha touches Dhoni’s feet

Real or Fake? Viral video of Matheesha touches Dhoni’s feet

A scene from a recent Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs. Gujarat Titans (GT) IPL 2024 encounter caught the interest of fans all across the world. Before starting to bowl, Sri Lankan bowler Matheesha Pathirana seemed to touch the feet of cricket icon MS Dhoni. But was there more to this action than what first appeared, or was it just an expression of respect for Dhoni?

Social media was ablaze with praise for Pathirana’s seeming gesture of deference to Dhoni. Videos of the event quickly went viral, with viewers applauding the bowler from Sri Lanka for his humility and showing their respect for the cricket legend. However, it becomes clear from a closer look that there might be another reason for Pathirana’s acts.

Viral video of Matheesha:

In contrast to popular belief, Pathirana did not intentionally touch Dhoni’s foot as a sign of respect. Rather, it seems like Pathirana was only picking up his bowling marker, which happened to be close to Dhoni’s feet. It was not true—as some angles gave the false impression—that the bowler was touching Dhoni’s feet.

Although the episode attracted notice for what appeared to be a demonstration of sportsmanship, it should serve as a cautionary tale about the importance of exercising caution when drawing inferences from superficial observations.

Before the game, CSK’s resounding win demonstrated their supremacy on the pitch, helped along by standout performances from players like Shivam Dube and Ruturaj Gaikwad. With two resounding victories over Gujarat Titans and Royal Challengers Bengaluru, CSK is currently atop the points table and appears poised for another prosperous campaign.

On March 31, CSK will take on Delhi Capitals in a pivotal third-round match at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam. The Delhi Capitals, who have already lost their last two games against the Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings, will be their opponents.

So, this was all about the viral video of Matheesha touching MS Dhoni’s feet. Also read, Everything you Should Know about LSG player Mayank Yadav

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