Mahendra Singh Dhoni produced yet another magical innings to dig India out of a massive hole and inspire the team to a 26-run (D/L) win over the Aussies in the first ODI of the five-match series at Chennai. And also became the fourth Indian after Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, and Sourav Ganguly to score a 100 fifties in International cricket. However, things could have been different if the visitors had taken the chance to run out him after he was left stranded in the middle of the pitch by Kedar Jadhav. And MS Dhoni who is known for his calmness on the field and amazing wicketkeeping skills wasn’t too pleased and what followed next can be dubbed as a rarity.
In the 22nd over, things were looking bad for the hosts but Kedar Jadhav had held one end up and was joined by Dhoni. Dhoni was on 7, at the time, played the ball to cover and set off for the run but got no response from his partner. Dhoni turned to get back but slipped a little and was left stranded, Hilton Cartwright got to the ball and hastily tried to throw down the stumps but missed. It resulted in an overthrow and the two Indian batsmen completed the run but right after that Dhoni turned and gave Jadhav an angry stare and shook his head that surely must have ruffled Kedar’s feathers.
Watch the incident here:
Dhoni furiously stares at Kedar Jadhav
Nonetheless, Aussies got a wicket next ball as Jadhav while trying to play over mid-wicket, gave a simple catch to Cartwright. India were reeling at five for 87 after Jadhav’s wicket but Hardik Pandya stitched up a 118-run partnership with MSD to get India back on track. Pandya’s 83 and Dhoni’s 79 added some enormous runs to the Indian team. Some unexpected, yet ace runs were delivered by bowler Bhuvaneshwar, whose recent best-scores are penning him as another fine all-rounder for the Indian team.
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