After securing a convincing 95-run victory against Bangladesh in their warm-up fixture, India finally managed to return to winning ways before starting their World Cup campaign. Both MS Dhoni and KL Rahul smashed their respective tons as India posted 359/7 on the board. However, a video in which it looked like the former India skipper was setting the field for Bangladesh became one of the major talking points of the match and is being widely circulated on social media platforms.
In the 40th over of the Indian innings, Sabbir Rahman was stopped during his run-up by the wicketkeeper-batsman and was asked to move the square-leg fielder towards the left.
The commentator also pointed out that the fielder was standing in the “middle of nowhere” which was spotted by Dhoni and pointed out to the bowler. The fielder was then sent to stand at the square leg position.
Dhoni Changing Field For Bangladesh… pic.twitter.com/BF8Ip9Bz3G
— Arunkumar J.k (@arunkumarjk1604) May 29, 2019
Dhoni played a blistering knock of 113 from just 78 deliveries and constructed a vital partnership of 164 runs to help India post a respectable score. In reply, the spinners, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal picked three wickets each as India bundled out Bangladesh for 264 runs.
India will begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 5 at Southampton.