MS Dhoni will take the field for his 300th ODI for India during the second one-day international match against Australia at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
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India’s outdoor practice session was cancelled at Kolkata and MS Dhoni decided to head out and hone his pistol shooting skills. India and Australia are set to play the second ODI on Thursday.
MS Dhoni, the only captain in the world to win all ICC trophies, has been nominated for the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
MS Dhoni, after stepping down as India ODI captain, has so far played 14 innings where he has scored 627 runs at an average of 89.57 and strike rate of 85.65.
MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya played a crucial role in India going from 87/5 at one stage in the first ODI against Australia to 281 runs in the end. Dhoni had earlier come under criticism for not firing with the bat.
India clinched 26-run win over Australia in the first ODI of five-match series in Chennai. Defending a revised target of 164 runs from 21 overs, the Virat Kohli-led India restricted Steve Smith’s men to 137/9 to take 1-0 lead in the series.
MS Dhoni, who was took some time to relax by sleeping on the ground in an ODI against Sri Lanka, did a similar thing by sleeping on the floor at Chennai airport as Indian Cricket Team waits for its flight to Kolkata.
MS Dhoni had not played in Chennai for 697 days and even though Hardik Pandya won the first ODI for India against Australia, the Chepauk crowd’s hero of the day was the former India captain.
MS Dhoni received a roaring welcome from the crowd when the Indian batsman came into bat during the first of the five-match ODI series. As the international cricket returns to MA Chidambaram Stadium after a gap of two years, fans were excited to watch Dhoni play.
MS Dhoni was called as the GOAT by former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik who is currently part of the Pakistan cricket team which is playing the Independence Cup against World XI in Lahore.
Ravi Shastri said, “Dhoni is still the best wicketkeeper in the world and he is the quickest. The break from Test cricket has been great for Dhoni. He is an asset to the Indian team. He is an elder statesman in the dressing room.”
MS Dhoni surpassed former Sri Lankan wicket-keeper Kumar Sangakkara, who had 99 stumpings in 404 matches. Sachin Tendulkar tweeted, “Who said lightning doesn’t strike twice? Today it did for the 100th time! Well done, @msdhoni! Keep them coming :-)”
MS Dhoni reaches another milestone as the 36-year old became first wicketkeeper to have 100 stumpings to his name. Dhoni surpasses former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara, who had 99 stumpings.
Virender Sehwag reasons that the youngsters need more time to gain experience and deliver in crucial games such as the target of the 2019 World Cup in England.