Mahendra Singh Dhoni gives Kedar Jadhav the look of a devil after surviving a run out scare
The Indians were in turmoil when Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav were on the crease.
Updated - Sep 18, 2017 2:42 pm
Mahendra Singh Dhoni gave us a perfect example of his true grit when once again when he took the field in the first ODI between India and Australia. Heroics from the legendary skipper proved to be a sucker punch to the Australians at the Chepauk as India took a 1-0 lead in the series. Dhoni’s innings of 79 runs off 88 balls was defined by extreme levels of maturity and sheer class.
With the flamboyant knock, Mahendra Singh Dhoni joined a list of elites and became the 4th Indian to score 100 international half centuries after the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and Rahul Dravid. However, the story could have been different if debutant Hilton Cartwright had hit the stumps in the 22nd over.
The Indians were in turmoil when Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav were on the crease. The former skipper played a ball to the covers and rushed for a quick single when Kedar Jadhav game him a no signal. The power hitter had to apply the breaks in the middle of the pitch as he struggled to make his way back. Fortunately for the batsman, Hilton Cartwright missed the stumps by inches which gave a second life to Dhoni.
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On reaching the crease successfully, Dhoni turned to Jadhav and gave him the look of a devil. Dhoni’s eyes had fire in them and it must have given Jadhav a chill down his spine. We got an example of the impact of the scary stare on Jadhav the very next ball as he pulled the ball straight to none other than Cartwright.
The moment can be described as a rare one as Dhoni is usually known for his uber-cool attitude and calmness on the pitch. However, Jadhav’s wicket paved the way for Hardik Pandya to step down and what followed next was real carnage from the duo.
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