WATCH: MS Dhoni uses John Cena’s iconic gesture to turn down DRS request | Cricket
Great M S Dhoni pulled a leaf from john cenaBook your bowler for refusing DRS requests during Wednesday IPL 2023 The match between Lucknow Supergiants and Chennai Super Kings at the Ekana Stadium. The LSG is back after the infamous Virat Kohli-Gautam Gambhir brawl and Dhoni made sure he took some of the focus off the tussle 2 days ago, first by making a blockbuster statement on his IPL future and then by reviving Super Cena’s iconic Stole the show by making it. gesture.
The attraction of Indian cricketers towards WWE is not a new thing. Kohli is the most outspoken, often using the famous catchphrase during matches. KKR’s Venkatesh Iyer is another youngster who is heavily influenced by WWE, as indicated by his social media accounts. Even WWE has been quite vocal about its support for Indian cricket. He presented a custom-made championship belt to Mumbai Indians on their fifth IPL title win in 2020 and recently wished Sachin Tendulkar on his 50th birthday, with the legendary Triple H sending his best to SRT.
And today Dhoni kept the Indian Cricket-WWE Association strong while keeping wickets. The incident happened in the sixth over when Mahesh Tikshana slammed LSG opener Manan Vohra on the pads. After a huge appeal but umpire Anil Chowdhary remained unmoved, the CSK spinner felt the call was closer than many expected. He then turned to Dhoni… because, well… who better than him to take the DRS, but this time, the CSK skipper wasn’t quite convinced and reported it to Thikshana.
But how did he do it? By using Cena’s epic ‘You Can’t See Me’ catchphrase. Can’t believe Dhoni used those words, but he waved his hand in front of his face. Now, this might be a way of demonstrating that he didn’t see exactly where the ball had impacted and his view might have been compromised, but Dhoni’s act at the time had Sena vibes written all over it.
Watch the video below:
Cena’s ‘You can’t see me’ is a phrase that has become synonymous with his 21 year long WWE career. When Cena began his ‘Doctor of Thuganomics’ gimmick in early 2002, he began using it. Two decades later, after Cena successfully inspired an entire generation of wrestling fans, it remains one of the most common and well-known gestures and has even become the center of numerous jokes and endless memes.
During an appearance on The Graham Norton Show a few years ago, Cena revealed that his hit “You Can’t See Me” started while watching the music video for the hit pop number “In Da Club.” It was actually a dance step featured in 50 Cent’s video, which Cena picked up on. He explained that his brother copied the dance from the music video, where Tony Yayo bangs his head with his hands in front of his face.
His brother was quoted as saying, “It looked like it was ridiculous”. Cena said “He goes, no man, Tony Yayo does this thing. And I’m like, I’ll do it on TV, and he’s like, ‘I dare you to do it on TV.'” Adding more about the dare, Cena said, “And for 15 years now, I’ve been doing this because of a dare”.