MS Dhoni is truly won the hearts of the fans with a blistering knock of 51, 55 and 87 runs against Australia in the three-match ODI series. He scored the runs after being away from cricketer for about 75 days and emerged to the highest run-getter of the tournament. In the last two ODIs, he led India to the finishing line. In the last match, he made 87 runs and once against went on to be the crowd’s favourite. But just before he walked out to bat in the third ODI at the MCG, he got a roaring reception from the attendees who had come to the stadium to watch the match.
Dhoni came out to bat at a very crucial moment when Shikhar Dhawan got out and India was a couple of wickets down on the score of 59. The team was in trouble and India needed a good partnership as they chased 231 runs. But, the visitors won the game with four balls to spare. The video of Dhoni’s reception at the MCG went viral. MS Dhoni Has a Lucky Escape at MCG, Survives Despite Edging the Ball to Wicket Keeper During Ind vs Aus 3rd ODI Gillette Series 2019.
— MS Dhoni Fans Official (@msdfansofficial) January 19, 2019
The former Indian captain also went on to be the Man of the Series. “It was a slow wicket, so it was difficult to hit whenever you wanted to. It was important to take it deep. No point going after the bowlers how are doing well, so that was the gameplan, of course supported brilliantly by Kedar, who plays unorthodox shots. 6,” said Dhoni after the match. He also said that it does not matter to him if he plays at number four or six as the team comes first. MS Dhoni also said that he can bat lower down the order if the teams want him to.