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Over 30 lakh users downloaded Candy Crush in 3 hours after MS Dhoni's viral video | See post

A video of Indian cricket legend MS Dhoni playing Candy Crush on an IndiGo flight has gone viral, causing the game to trend on Twitter and resulting in over 3.6 million downloads in three hours. Dhoni is known to be an avid gamer, enjoying titles such as Call of Duty, FIFA, and PUBG.

Cricket legend Mahendra Singh Dhoni plays Candy Crush on IndiGo flightPremium
Cricket legend Mahendra Singh Dhoni plays Candy Crush on IndiGo flight

A viral video of Indian cricket legendary MS Dhoni playing Candy Crush on his tablet aboard an IndiGo airline has taken the internet by storm.

In the video, an air hostess in IndiGo airline was seen offering chocolates to Dhone. The ace Indian cricketer warmly acknowledged her gesture and interacted with her. Within the same video, a tab displaying the Candy Crush game was visible in front of Dhoni's seat.

The visuals of Dhoni playing the Candy Crush game sparked intrigue among fans. On the Twitter website, #CandyCrush started trending following Dhoni's video. Many Twitter users shared nostalgic comments for the game and others appreciated Dhoni's adorable hobby. However, some netizens have also said that Dhoni was playing Pet Rescue Saga and not Candy Crush.

However, Candy Crush started trending on Twitter after the video went went viral on the internet. The mobile gaming application has claimed that more than 30 lakh people downloaded their app in just three hours. Candy Crush's Twitter page thanked Dhoni for trending the game.

"Just In - We Got 3.6 Million New Downloads in Just 3 Hours.

Thanks to the Indian Cricket Legend @msdhoni. We are Trending In India Just Because Of You".

For those unaware, Dhoni is not just good at cricket but he is an avid fan of video games. Dhoni enjoys playing Call of Duty, FIFA, and PUBG. In The Ranveer Show on YouTube, Indian bowler Ishant Sharma revealed, "We all carry PlayStations wherever we go. Mahi bhai loves playing online/video games like Call of Duty and he's quite fond of PubG."

Earlier this month, the former India captain successfully underwent left knee surgery in a Mumbai hospital.

Under Dhoni's captaincy, India has won the top prize in all formats: topping the Test rankings for 18 months starting December 2009, the 50-over World Cup in 2011, and the World T20 on his captaincy debut in 2007.

Dhoni has been the face of the Chennai Super Kings franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He became so deeply associated with the city that he even became a co-owner of a Chennai-based football franchise.

In 2020, Dhoni made a big announcement - on Instagram. He was retiring from all international cricket. Dhoni is the recipient of Padma Bhushan, Padma Sri, ICC Men's ODI Cricketer of the Year (2008 and 2009), ICC Award for Spirit of Cricket (2011), etc.




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Published: 26 Jun 2023, 07:23 AM IST
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