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FIFA join ‘Thala for a reason’ bandwagon with Dhoni-esque social media post on Ronaldo

FIFA join ‘Thala for a reason’ bandwagon with Dhoni-esque social media post on Ronaldo

The 'Thala for a reason' trend has gone international, sparked by FIFA's post featuring Ronaldo, capturing the internet by storm.

Even after retiring from international cricket, Dhoni’s popularity continues to grow. The beloved and widely searched cricket icon, Dhoni, consistently remains in the news for various reasons. Known affectionately as ‘Thala’ among his fans, Dhoni received a tribute from FIFA in a recent post about Cristiano Ronaldo.

FIFA post on Dhoni

On Tuesday, FIFA shared a post featuring the legendary footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, accompanied by a caption that has gone viral on the internet. The official FIFA World Cup Instagram account captioned the picture with ‘Thala for a reason’, echoing a viral trend popularized by Dhoni’s fans during the Indian Premier League (IPL). FIFA’s participation added a unique twist to the ongoing bandwagon.

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The trend was spread by Dhoni’s die heart fans through memes and funny videos, associating every remarkable event with Dhoni’s iconic jersey number 7.

Interestingly, both Dhoni and Ronaldo share this jersey number, leading social media enthusiasts to draw parallels highlighting Dhoni’s excellence.

Now, FIFA has reinforced this sentiment by acknowledging that the essence of ‘Thala’ transcends boundaries.

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