Twitter salutes MS Dhoni for carrying drinks during second Ireland T20I
Dinesh Karthik replaced MS Dhoni for the match.
Updated - Jul 1, 2018 3:33 pm
Prior to India’s second T20I versus Ireland, Virat Kohli put forth their strategy to chop and change in the T20I format and also mentioned the same tactic to be carried out even in the upcoming series against England. He lived up to his words to start with and made as many as four changes in the match in Malahide. However, the most glaring alteration came in the form of MS Dhoni’s exclusion from the eleven.
Dinesh Karthik, who didn’t play the first match, was drafted in place of him. It was one of the very few instances when Dhoni had to sit out despite being in the squad. During the match, he was seen serving drinks to Suresh Raina, who played a masterful knock of 69 runs from 45 balls with five boundaries and three whacks into the stands. The knock helped his team carve another resounding win.
Dhoni’s rarest act
While Raina’s knock didn’t come as a surprise, Dhoni running out with the refreshers on the park turned out to be a rare moment. Generally, while he is on the park, he is either wielding his magic with the willow or showing his masterful prowess with the wicket-keeping gloves. However, the ‘water-boy’ instance isn’t quite associated with the enigmatic personality from Jharkhand.
Apart from Dhoni, Virat also roped in Umesh Yadav, Siddarth Kaul, and KL Rahul in place of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, and Shikhar Dhawan respectively. After winning the series by 2-0, Virat’s men will be keen to carry forward their winning momentum into their upcoming series versus England, which gets underway from June 3 at the Old Trafford in Manchester.
Some of the supporters were highly disappointed when Dhoni was sidelined, but they heaped praises on the former Indian captain for his humble act. They took to Twitter and showed MSD with accolades.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Dhoni’s ‘water-boy’ act
— Cheralathan Veeramalai (@CheralathanV) July 1, 2018
— Dhoni Raina Team (@dhoniraina_team) June 30, 2018
Rested MSD opted to act as waterboy, we can't keep @msdhoni out of the game… Because Mahi is everywhere ❤️#IndoreKaGaurav #MSDhoni #Cricket #RJGaurrav #Msd #Indore #Dhoni #msdians #SaturdayMorning #SocialMediaDay #WaterAmbassador pic.twitter.com/VkajLF68MB
— RJ Gaurrav (@IndoreKaGaurav) June 30, 2018
— Sanjay Msd (@SanjayMsd07) June 30, 2018
No no #msdhoni is not for that…@Dhoni7_FC @msdfansofficial
We do not see himslf as a #waterboy
Specilly #dhonifans can't see it…
Its vry #awkward moment to saw it in #international #match#Dhonifans can't accptd it👎👎😠😠😑😑😡😡😡 pic.twitter.com/IuN8zX4aso
— subham paul (@subhamp50578807) June 29, 2018
— ᖇᗩIᑎᗩ🐯ᗯOᖇᒪᗪ3 (@RainaWorld3) June 29, 2018