Mahendra Singh Dhoni produced a stellar knock to steer India to a seven-wicket win in the third and final One-day International (ODI) against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday. Dhoni scored an unbeaten 87 off 114 balls to bring up his third consecutive half-century of the series. With the win at the MCG, India claimed the three-match series 2-1. India added the first bilateral ODI series win in Australia to their historic 2-1 Test series triumph after the hosts won the opening match in Sydney by 34 runs and Virat Kohli’s team levelled with a six-wicket win in Adelaide.
Needing 231 to win, India lost openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan early. The Indian skipper then stitched up a 54-run partnership with Dhoni to lay a solid foundation for India’s run chase.
Jhye Richardson then got rid of Kohli (46) but Dhoni, the finisher, was still there to do what he does best.
Dhoni was well-supported by Kedar Jadhav who remained unbeaten on 61 off 57 balls as India chased down the target in 49.2 overs.
Yuzvendra Chahal is named player-of-the-match for his figures of 6/42 where as MS Dhoni named as the Man of the series award. “It was a slow wicket, so it was a bit difficult. We had to take it to the end as their main bowlers were finishing the quota of overs. That was the plan, well supported by Kedar as he played a lot of unorthodox ball. Important to interchange positions and ensure team strength remains the same, happy to bat wherever the team needs me!” said Dhoni in the post match presentation ceremony.
Meanwhile a video of Dhoni joking about his retiremnet has been surfaced in the Internet. Last time when Dhoni decided to carry the ball to show it to the bowling coach of the Indian team, rumours spread that Dhoni is retiring from International cricket as he is carrying the ball as a sign of memory.
Now watch the video here which was happened in yesterday’s match :
See #Dhoni when gave ball to the coach and said ” Ball lelo nahi to bolega retirement lerahe ho” 😂
even even #Dhoni wants to play more. #AUSvIND #INDvAUS #Chahal #Jadhav #WhistlePodu@ChennaiIPL pic.twitter.com/B5dMVQEzhR
— Lakshay Rohilla 🧢🇮🇳 (@lakshayrohilla3) January 18, 2019
Did you hear what he said? In case you did not, this is what he told to Sanjay Bangar, batting coach, “Ball lelo nahi to bolega retirement lerahe ho” which means “take the ball or people will again say I am retiring”
He said “take the ball or people will again say I am retiring”
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) January 18, 2019
This is alone enough for the fans of Dhoni to realize that he is not retiring that soon from ODi and T20.
What do yout hink on this video comment below !!