MS Dhoni paid a visit to Virat Kohli and his conquering army following India’s emphatic 3-0 series win over South Africa at the Jharkhand States Cricket Stadium (JSCA) in Ranchi. India, who needed just two overs and nine minutes on Day 4 of the 3rd Test match to beat South Africa by an innings and 202 runs, completed their first Test series whitewash over the Proteas and also registered 11 straight series victory at home – a first in Test cricket. The victory served as a double bonanza for team India, who were joined by the local boy and former Indian Test captain Dhoni in the dressing room. Netizens, who had been longing for the World Cup-winning captain to turn-up at the ground during the Test match, were also excited on seeing Dhoni. India Vs South Africa, Highlights And Cricket Score 3rd Test Match.
Dhoni, who is on three-month running sabbatical from cricket, was expected to be present at the stadium from Day 1 of the India vs South Africa Test match in Ranchi but only managed to turn up on day 4 and that too after India had completed the series victory over the Proteas. Shahbaz Nadeem Dismisses Lungi Ngidi in Bizarre Caught and Bowled Incident to Complete India’s 3–0 Clean Sweep Over South Africa in Test Series (Watch Video).
Look Who's Here
Look who's here 😍 pic.twitter.com/whS24IK4Ir
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 2019
In a series of pictures shared by the official social media handle of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Dhoni was seen chatting to a few players in the Indian team, including another local boy Shahbaz Nadeem who made his debut in the Ranchi Test. The former Indian captain, who retired from Test cricket in 2014 also posed for a photograph with head coach Ravi Shastri.
The Thala in His Own Den
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) October 22, 2019
Virat Kohli Invites Journalist to Meet Dhoni
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The excitement on the faces of the Indian players – following the record-breaking series victory and the presence of MS Dhoni – was palpable. And it was later also visible in the voice of skipper Virat Kohli, who invited a journalist to visit the Indian team’s dressing room and meet Dhoni, on being asked if the Indian team had any plans to visit Dhoni’s house with the Test match over inside four days.
Some More Tips Please
Tips master 😍
He's the real reason behind Nadeem's good performance 🤗
— Akshay Sharma (@ViratsMSDBhakti) October 22, 2019
Dhoni Finishes Off in Style
And Dhoni finishes off in style!! ❤️🔥 pic.twitter.com/ubTx5EbPcc
— Hariharan Durairaj (@hari_durairaj) October 22, 2019
Team India to Dhoni "Bless Us"
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The Boss Has Arrived
— Vivek Patil☮️ (@iamvivekpatil7) October 22, 2019
We Have All Been Waiting
Arre Bhai . Kab se wait Kar rha tha!! 😍😍
— Saumya Vora. (@saumya_msdian) October 22, 2019
Sher Aaya Sher
Sher aaya Sherr...!
— Gr Vishwaa (@GrVishwaa) October 22, 2019
Meanwhile, this was the first time India clean swept a Test series over South Africa. India beat South Africa by 203 runs in the first Test at Visakhapatnam before also crushing them by an innings and 137 as well as by an innings and 202 runs in the following two games to complete a 3-0 victory.
The series victory – India’s second consecutive Test series win – also strengthened India’s stay at the top of the ICC World Test Championship points table. India, after five Test matches, have 240 points. New Zealand, on second, are 180 behind with three fewer games.