Mahendra Singh Dhoni is among the fastest runners between the wickets in international cricket. On Tuesday, the pace came in handy as he tried to dodge a fan, who breached security in pursuit of a hug from the charismatic former captain.
Dhoni did embrace the man but only after making him run for it.
The 37-year-old was taking position behind the stumps when India began their defence of 250 against Australia in the second ODI in Nagpur.
At that moment, a fan broke through the security to run on to the field wanting a hug from the World Cup-winning former skipper.
The man, clad in a white T-shirt, ran after his idol, who relented after a few seconds and embraced him.
The fan also touched Dhoni’s feet before he was escorted out by a Vidarbha Cricket Association volunteer and a few security personnel.
Earlier, India were shot out for 250 despite a resolute under-pressure 40th hundred by skipper Virat Kohli.