Around 12 crore devotees attended the Kumbh Mela this year and among them was 30 year old IT engineer who attended the congregation to wash off his sins by taking a holy dip.
Ranjit R(name changed to protect identity), till yesterday was a staunch critic of MS Dhoni. But after watching the run chase against Australia and Dhoni’s steadfast knock, a guilt filled Ranjit was seen taking dip at the Kumbh to atone for his wrong doing.
“I always had doubts about Dhoni’s finishing abilities. I used to make fun of my friends who supported him. But after yesterday, the way he pulled the innings towards victory. I questioned my hatred for him and couldn’t help myself from saying Yeh paap hai…gunaah hai yeh. I wanted to make amends for all the hatred that I had been spewing on social media. And there couldn’t have been a better way of doing it than taking a dip,” he said.
Sources say that Ranjit was not alone. Many long time critics of Dhoni were also seen at the Kumbh venue. “I took a chartered flight to Prayagraj just moments after Dhoni hit that six,” revealed a long time hater.
Ranjit also relinquished his duties as the admin of WhatsApp group he had created to bring together those who disliked MSD. Some of the members however are not convinced and even called the match against Australia as fixed.
“This MSD came in after Virat steadied the inning. And all he did was to score the winning runs while all the hard work was done by other players. Now we’ll have to see Dhoni in the World Cup too,” rued one group member.
The hatred for Dhoni didn’t end there. He even requested Karan Johar to invite MSD to Koffee with Karan and thereby end his cricketing career similar to how Karan did for Pandya and KL Rahul.