India vs Australia 2018-19 1st ODI Sydney: Since landing on the Australian shores, there is only one name which is ruling the lips of every cricket fan and it is none other than of cricket legend – MS Dhoni. After India’s historic triumph in the four-match Test series against Australia, India management called back their white ball specialists which included the likes of Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik and Ambati Rayudu.
However, among all there is one name which was easily the most sought after among fans in Down Under and it was of the most successful skipper in the history of Indian cricket – Dhoni. On Friday, BCCI’s official Twitter handle posted a beautiful video where the 370-year old was seen interacting with the fans and signing autographs. The post read, “MSD fever at the SCG post-practice. Humble as always, @msdhoni signed a few autographs for the fans who had gathered to watch #TeamIndia train before the 1st ODI.”
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Earlier, the Australian players have lauded Dhoni’s decorated international career as the India great prepares to play Down Under for potentially the last time. The 2011 World Cup-winning captain and dynamic wicketkeeper-batsman has been named in India’s 16-man squad for the coming three-match ODI series versus Australia, which starts on Saturday in Sydney.
Dhoni is set to be in action at the SCG (January 12), Adelaide Oval (January 15) and MCG (January 18) after he was picked as India’s first-choice gloveman, giving fans a golden opportunity to see him in action.
“I think he is one of the best wicketkeeper-batsmen to ever play the game,” Australia Test skipper and fellow wicketkeeper Tim Paine was quoted by cricket.com.au.
“He is right up there, no doubt about that, particularly in white-ball cricket.
“Hopefully he doesn’t get too many runs but it’s certainly going to be nice to have him here for a little bit. I’m happy I won’t be out there against him.”