No one is more committed to Indian cricket than MS Dhoni: Virat Kohli
"He has contributed so much to the nation."
Prior to the three-match ODI series, MS Dhoni, the veteran Indian wicketkeeper-batsman, was under tremendous pressure as 2018 turned out to be a tough one for him. The experienced campaigner couldn’t weave magic with the bat in hand and was subsequently a recipient of severe criticism. However, 2019 started on a grand note for the 37-year-old player from Jharkhand.
In the recently concluded ODI series against Australia, he became the second highest run-scorer with 193 runs from three matches at an average of 193. Yet another time, he showed that he’s one of the best when it comes to finishing matches for his team. After India’s six-victory at the MCG, Indian captain Virat Kohli said that he hasn’t seen anyone more committed than Dhoni.
“I think people should let him have his space, he has contributed so much to the nation, they should let him figure out things on his own about his game. As a team we are very happy for MS, that he is amongst the runs, people say a lot of things, as an individual we know that there is no one more committed to Indian cricket than MS Dhoni,” Virat said in the post-match press conference.
A superlative century for MSD
Dhoni was also adjudged as the Player of the Tournament and rightly so. In the first match at the SCG, he scored 51 runs from 96 balls and built a useful partnership with Rohit Sharma, who scored a century, to bring India out of a precarious position after the visitors lost three early wickets.
He didn’t flatter to deceive at the Adelaide Oval and turned up with a 55-run inning from 54 balls. His six off Jason Behrendroff in the final ball of the last ball sealed the fate of the match. The dynamic character came into his own in the third and deciding ODI in Melbourne and scored 87 from 114 balls.