Australia vs India: MS Dhoni waves at the crowd after finishing things off in Adelaide
Dhoni might have played his last game in Adelaide.
Updated - Jan 16, 2019 11:09 am
Every time MS Dhoni walks out to bat, there is pressure on him. He’s been criticised a lot in the recent past for his slow batting. He generally takes quite some time to get his eye in and has been under fire for his recent performances. Dhoni becomes a talking point irrespective of whether he does well or not.
In the second ODI of the ongoing series against Australia, his unbeaten 54-ball 55 guided India home as they chased down 299 with four balls to spare. Dhoni struck two sixes in an innings which was built on some good, hard running. With seven runs required off the final over, the former Indian skipper struck a huge six over long-on to seal the game. For the umpteenth time in his career, Dhoni helped India get past the finishing line.
The veteran might have well played the last game of his career at the Adelaide Oval. While walking back after finishing the game, the fans gave him a rousing applause. The 37-year-old made a nice gesture as he waved back to the crowd while walking into the dressing room. He acknowledged the crowd’s reaction responded with a nice little wave.
Here’s the video:
🤲 Magnificent WicketKeeping,
🏏 Bats under pressure,
🚁 Finishes Off In Style,
💙 Calmly heads back to the dressing room.
😇 Only MS Dhoni things!
— MS Dhoni Fans Official (@msdfansofficial) January 15, 2019
Tonight was an MS classic: Kohli
When MS Dhoni walked out to bat in this game, India still needed 139 runs in less than 20 overs. Virat Kohli was batting well and needed someone to play second fiddle. Dhoni did exactly that as he complemented Kohli beautifully, allowing him to play freely and rotating the strike well. The duo shared a match-winning 82-run stand for the fourth wicket, putting India back on track.
While Kohli fell soon after reaching his 39th ODI ton, the former skipper stayed there till the end and finished things off. The Indian skipper was delighted to see his former captain finish things off. He termed it an ‘MS [Dhoni] classic’ and was all praise for Dhoni and his ability to knock off games like these.