India defeated Australia by Six Wickets with four balls left of 50th over. MS Dhoni lead India with brilliant knock by Captain Virat of 104 runs
Just a couple of days ago, veteran wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni was facing criticism for his slow knock in the first ODI against Australia. The former India wicketkeeper-batsman had come to the crease when India were reeling at 4 for 3 while chasing 288. Unsurprisingly, MS Dhoni, as well as Rohit, took their time early on as another wicket at that juncture would have pretty much ended India’s slim hopes.
Msd said to khaleel 'chu**ya' ?? pic.twitter.com/36ciPlogzb
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But as the game progressed, Rohit started playing his shots. However, Dhoni continued to struggle from the other end due to which the required run-rate kept on mounting. Dhoni was eventually out after scoring a fighting 51. He consumed as many as 96 deliveries for his knock as the critics once again targeted him.
But on Tuesday, the legendary player once again showed why the team-management and the selectors have so much faith in him. He first impressed with the wicketkeeping gloves before making a winning contribution with the bat. The 37-year old scored an unbeaten fifty to take India home. He scored 54 as India leveled the series.
But during his knock, the cricketing world saw another facet of Dhoni’s personality. Known for his cool and calm demeanor, MS Dhoni lost his cool during the drinks break towards the end of the innings. The incident happened when Khaleel Ahmed ran on the pitch while serving drinks, much to Dhoni’s frustration. The cameras then caught Dhoni hurling out abuses in Hindi with many spectators saying that the former India skipper called Khaleel ‘ch***a’