MS Dhoni confirms the Australian bowling status from the on-field umpire
As far as making strategies is concerned, there are very few people who are better at it than Dhoni.
Updated - Jan 18, 2019 7:39 pm
The three-match ODI series between Australia and India turned out to be a competitive one as both teams fought tooth and nail. In the end, it was Virat Kohli and Co, who won 2-1 following victories in Adelaide and Sydney respectively. The series was also a memorable one for MS Dhoni, the veteran Indian batsman. The 37-year-old was eventually adjudged as the Player of the Match.
He was the second highest run-scorer of the series with 193 runs at an average of 193. Albeit he scored half-centuries at the Adelaide Oval and the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) respectively, he churned out his best effort in the deciding encounter at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). He didn’t only score 87 from 114 balls with six boundaries, but also saw his team through to a six-wicket win.
Dhoni takes a rare step
He came to bat at number four and didn’t look flustered by any stretch of the imagination. Dhoni shared an unbeaten 121-run stand with Kedar Jadhav, who also scored a gutsy half-century. As far as making strategies is concerned, there are very few people who are better at it than the experienced campaigner. He is someone, who prefers to stay updated that helps him to read situations better.
He gave a glimpse of his prudence during India’s run-chase. The incident took place at the start of the 47th over, which was bowled by Jhye Richardson. At that point in time, the visitors needed 33 runs and Dhoni was batting on 71 runs from 104 balls. He had drinks after which he went up to the umpire to confirm the number of overs remaining to be bowled by each of the Australian bowlers.
The umpire had a note in his hand and Dhoni went through it carefully. The tactic undoubtedly worked wonders for him as India won the match with four balls to spare. Dhoni also showed why he’s still one the best in the business in terms of holding nerves in crunch moments of a match.
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