M S Dhoni plays a shot against Pakistan during the last ODI match at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday. PTI

M.S. Dhoni plays a shot against Pakistan during the last ODI match at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday — PTI

M.S. Dhoni plays a shot against Pakistan during the last ODI match at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday — PTI

Now that the protests are fizzling out, it’s worth asking what exactly they managed to accomplish. I see two major effects.