India vs Australia 2019: Former India captain MS Dhoni was recently spotted in Mumbai for a charity football match. After the match, Dhoni was seen asking the little fan to come along with him and asked him if he could carry him. The fan adorably refuses Dhoni’s proposition as the cricketer gives up and walks away. It seems Dhoni is making the most of his downtime as he was playing football in Juhu, where he was seen flaunting off his soccer skills. The former captain was seen donning a new hairstyle as he could be seen with no beard and a clean, smart look.
Meanwhile, Dhoni is expected to play a massive role for Team India in the World Cup later this year in England.
After going through the leanest patch of his career in 2018, Dhoni moved up three places to 17th position in the recently-released ICC rankings after his consistent run on the tours of Australia and New Zealand. The 37-year-old stalwart scored 51, 55 not out and 87 not out as India won their first ever bilateral series in Australia.
Following his sensational run of form in Australia, Dhoni got to bat only twice in the five-match series in New Zealand – in the second ODI in Mount Maunganui, Dhoni scored an aggressive 48 not out.
India’s T20I squad: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mayank Markande
Australia’s T20I squad: Aaron Finch (C), Alex Carey, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, D Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Peter Handscomb, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon, Ashton Turner, Adam Zampa.