2nd ODI India vs Australia: Former India captain MS Dhoni walked into bat at Adelaide Oval for one last time to a rousing reception during the 2nd ODI. The 37-year-old is a popular figure across the world and his fans upped the decibels and waved the flags as they chanted his name over and over again. Dhoni lived up to the expectations as he emerged the match winner for India as he hit a 54-ball 55 and a crucial six in the last over to seal the match for India with four balls to spare. 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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Dhoni has a huge fan base and it is evident across the globe, and it is his modest self and his humble nature that makes him a crowd favourite.
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Dhoni’s has been in good form in the ODI series as he hit a 96-ball 51, which may have been a slow knock but he walked into bat with the team reeling at three for four. Dhoni has shown that he has got what it needs to make it to the World Cup squad easily with the experience and maturity he has shown under pressure and the experience he brings is irreplaceable.
“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.