• Home
  • Who Said What
  • Figured Out Why Im Getting So Much Hate Guptill Irks Indian Fans Over Famous Ms Dhoni Runout

'Figured Out Why I'm Getting So Much Hate': Guptill Irks Indian Fans Over Famous MS Dhoni Runout

Martin Guptill's instagram story [IG/Martin Guptill]Martin Guptill's instagram story [IG/Martin Guptill]

Martin Guptill posted about the hate comments that he has been getting on July 10, the anniversary of the famous MS Dhoni run-out in the 2019 World Cup semi-final.

Wednesday, July 10, marked the fifth anniversary of India's 18-run defeat against New Zealand in the semi-final of the Cricket World Cup at Old Trafford, Manchester.

In the rain-affected match which started on July 9 where New Zealand batted first and posted 239 runs. During the run chase on the second day, India found themselves in a spot of bother with 71/5 when MS Dhoni walked in.

Dhoni built a 116-run partnership with Ravindra Jadeja and was left as the last hope for the Indian side after the latter fell with 31 required from 13. The ex-Indian skipper hit Lockie Ferguson for a six on 48.1 and kept India alive in the game.

Martin Guptill Kills India's World Cup Dream

However, two balls later, all hell breaks loose for India as Dhoni charged for a double after hitting the ball towards Martin Guptill at the square leg as the Kiwi fielder made an inch-perfect direct hit to kill India's hope of making it to the final of the World Cup after a fantastic campaign.

The retired New Zealand batter, on Wednesday, after receiving hateful messages and comments on social media, shared an Instagram story with the run-out moment while saying, "Figured out why I'm getting so much hate today."

The explosive Kiwi opener, who went on to play the super over of the final of that World Cup also found himself on the other side of the run out as New Zealand tied the super over, when they needed an outright win over England to win the title. 

He officially retired from international cricket in November 2023 after 367 international appearances for NZ with close to 13,500 runs across the formats.