"Imagine There Is No MS Dhoni": ICC Recreates John Lennon's Classic
Apart from MS Dhoni, ICC also mentioned about James Anderson in their version of John Lennon's song.
MS Dhoni has been one of the most popular cricketer in recent times and even International Cricket Council (ICC) paid homage to that fact in a very unique style. Recently, the cricket's global governing body had set up former Indian skipper MS Dhoni's picture as their cover image on Twitter. On Sunday, ICC took to Twitter to recreate legendary Beatles member John Lennon's blockbuster single 'Imagine'. They mentioned the former India captain's name in the song by saying, "Imagine there's no Dhoni, It's so very hard to do."
Apart from the veteran Indian cricketer, ICC also mentioned premier England seamer James Anderson in their version of the song.
Checkout the lyrics here:
"Imagine there's no umpire— ICC (@ICC) February 10, 2019
It's easy if you try.
"No one to signal boundary,— ICC (@ICC) February 10, 2019
Or raise both hands into the sky
"Imagine all the bowlers— ICC (@ICC) February 10, 2019
Running in all dayyyyy...
"Imagine there's no Dhoni— ICC (@ICC) February 10, 2019
It's so very hard to do.
"No one to catch or stump you— ICC (@ICC) February 10, 2019
And no banter, too
"Imagine all the batsmen— ICC (@ICC) February 10, 2019
Running twos and threeeeees.
"I hope someday you'll edge behind— ICC (@ICC) February 10, 2019
And the cordon will appeal as one!
"Imagine there's no winter— ICC (@ICC) February 10, 2019
I wonder if you can?
"No need for nets or covers— ICC (@ICC) February 10, 2019
Just working on that tan
"Imagine all the matches— ICC (@ICC) February 10, 2019
Played all year rounddddd...
Ooooohhhh— ICC (@ICC) February 10, 2019
"You may say I'm a seamer— ICC (@ICC) February 10, 2019
But I'm not James Anderson.
I hope someday you'll edge behind
And the cordon will appeal as one!"
ICC had earlier got a big thumbs up from Dhoni fans after it used the former Indian skipper's picture as the cover image of the official Twitter handle.
They had took the step after Dhoni was adjudged the Man of the Series in the ODI series against Australia for notching up three consecutive half-centuries which included two successive match-winning knocks.
However, Dhoni had a below par outing during the recent ODI and T20I series against New Zealand. He struggled with the bat with his highest score being 48 runs during the second ODI.
A veteran of 338 ODIs, Dhoni averages over 50 with a high score of an unbeaten 183.
Dhoni has also been crucial behind the stumps, over the years, taking 311 catches and recording 119 stumpings in ODIs.