3rd ODI India vs Australia: Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma heaped praise on Virat Kohli-led team India for their historic 2-1 series win in Australia. This is their first bilateral series win Down Under against Australia. Anushka expressed happiness to have witnessed the cricketers win it. She also hailed the team for their win by taking to Instagram. Her post on Instagram read, “What an unforgettable & outstanding tour it’s been !! Happy to have witnessed the historic victories by the men 👏 🙏 👏 HUGE congratulations 🇮🇳 And so proud of you my love @virat.kohli ❤️ 😁.”
Earlier, it was MS Dhoni who bagged the Man of the Series for his consistency. Dhoni scored three half-centuries in three matches and was unbeaten on 87 at MCH, where he again carried his bat through to take India over the line.
“He is a legend. He will go down as one of our great cricketers. I have never seen an individual so sound. I have seen Sachin at times get angry. Not this man,” Shastri told the ‘Daily Telegraph’. Shastri made it clear that a player of Dhoni’s calibre can’t be replaced. “You can’t. Such players only come once in 30 or 40 years. That is what I tell the Indians. Enjoy while it lasts. When he goes you will see a void that will be very hard to fill,” head coach Ravi Shastri said.
When former England captain Michael Vaughan asked if Pant could be Dhoni in the next 20 years, Shastri replied: “I would love to. He has the talent. His hero is MS. Every day he is on the phone to MS. I think during the Test series he must have spoken more to MS than anyone else.”