2nd ODI India vs Australia Adelaide: Apex cricket governing body ICC was in utter disbelief after former India captain MS Dhoni hit a match-winning 55 off 54 balls at Adelaide to help India level series 1-1. The 37-year-old hit a six right at the end with the game in the balance to tilt it completely in favour of the Indian team. It is Dhoni’s style hit the winning runs and in most cases end the game with a six. ICC was awestruck at Dhoni being identical even after 10 years. They used a picture of him playing a similar shot in 2009 and to that of a shot, he played during the 2nd ODI. Also Read - INDW vs ENGW 2021 Match Report: Debutants Sneh Rana, Shafali Verma Secure Thrilling Draw For India Women Against England in One-Off Test
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“There is no doubt that he should be a part of this team. Tonight was MS classic. He calculates the game so well. He takes the game till the end when only he knows what’s going on in his mind, and he backs himself to hit those big shots at the end,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
Kohli could not take his team home this time but Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik (25 off 14) rose to the occasion with an unbeaten 57-run stand, helping India chase down a target of 299 with four balls to spare.
Hailed as one of the world’s greatest batsman in modern-day cricket, Kohli slammed his record-breaking 39 hundred to lead India’s chase versus a spirited Australian side. This was also Kohli’s 24th ODI hundred in run-chases, he is ahead by a mile in the coveted list. He is followed by Sachin Tendulkar (17), Chris Gayle (11) and T Dilshan (11) in the lists of hundreds scored in run chases.
During his knock, the 30-year old also becomes the 11th highest run-getter in ODI cricket history. Kohli had a quiet series against Australia by standards had proved his worth in the most crucial of times for the men in blue.