MS Dhoni is the Santa Claus of the Indian team

MS Dhoni is the Santa Claus of the Indian team

The young team had a separate hat for the former skipper MS Dhoni who was the Santa amongst them.

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Indian team celebrates the T20I series win in style. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Indian team finally culminated the bilateral series against Sri Lanka after beating the Islanders in every format of the game. The nations played their last T20 encounter on Christmas Eve, as the Men in Blue came back with all smiles after the Rohit Sharma-led team thrashed Sri Lanka by five wickets to sweep the three-match Twenty20 International series at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.

Following the victory, the Indian team members were in a jovial mood and were seen celebrating the win wearing Christmas hats. While all the players had the hats of the elves MS Dhoni was the Santa Claus. As Team India finished 2017 with their 37th victory in international cricket — second most in a calendar year behind Australia‘s 38 international wins in 2003. It was the perfect way to celebrate Christmas and go into the New Year on a high, especially with the all-important tour of South Africa set to start from January 5.

The young team had a separate hat for the former skipper MS Dhoni who was the Santa amongst them.

Watch the video here of MS Dhoni the Santa:

Match Details

With 136 required for a series whitewash, India held their nerves to reach the target in 19.2 overs with five wickets in hand when MS Dhoni hit Thisara Perera for the winning runs. Chasing a modest target, India, however, did not enjoy a great start as openers Lokesh Rahul and Rohit Sharma departed in quick succession.

Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey then added 42 runs between them in 36 deliveries to bring stability and get the Indian innings back on track. The hosts eventually overcame the loss of early wickets to overhaul the target with four balls to spare.

Earlier, the bowling unit put up a sublime performance to restrict Sri Lanka to a low total. Asked to bat by Indian skipper, Sri Lanka failed to click with their batting again. Only Asela Gunaratne (36 off 37 balls) and Dasun Shanaka (29 not out off 24) were the top contributors for the struggling visitors.