VIRAL: MS Dhoni carved on watermelon by artist

There’s no doubt that despite his retirement from international cricket years ago, MS Dhoni continues to be a popular figure among the ICT fans. The former captain, who lifted the ODI World Cup in 2011, was recently carved on a watermelon by artist Ankit Bagiyal. 

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The video of the artwork, shared on Instagram by the artist himself, has since gone viral.

Bagiyal captioned the post as: “I miss you MS Dhoni.” Uploaded on November 19, the video has been viewed 15,000 times already. It has also garnered 1,140 likes (as of writing this report).

The reel opened showing Ankit adding final touches to his art and plucking portions of the watermelon skin to carve out the cricketer’s face beautifully. Three caricatures of MSD were depicted in the fruit. One of them was a silhouette featuring the former Indian captain’s “7” jersey.

The comments section flooded with reactions to the artwork and praised the artist for an wonderful creation. Cricket fans also remembered MSD and shared hearts while writing, “We miss you Mahi.”

Not just the former captain, the artist also carved the faces of current Indian cricket stars Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli recently. The watermelon art was uploaded on November 15.

Needless to say, that reel also was received well by social media users.

(The article is published under a mutual content partnership arrangement between The Free Press Journal and Connected to India)