India vs West Indies 5th ODI at Trivandrum: Former India captain MS Dhoni won hearts again by meeting a specially-abled fan just before the 5th ODI at Trivandrum. He met the fan, who took Dhoni’s hand and kissed him, just going to show the respect MS Dhoni has across the country. The two-time World Cup winning captain also obliged the fan with selfies, something the fan will treasure all his life. Also Read - As Captain, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli Never Supported Me The Way Sourav Ganguly Did: Yuvraj Singh
Here is the video of what transpired. Also Read - Not MS Dhoni, Wasim Jaffer Names Rohit Sharma as Smartest Cricketing Brain
This is not the first time MS Dhoni next-door bo gesture has won hearts. He has in the past been seen spending time with groundsmen and locals before and after cricket matches.
Meanwhile, Windies have won the toss and opted to bat first.
Kohli has been ominous form. He recently became the fastest to 10,000 ODI runs and also became the first Indian to slam three consecutive ODI tons. Kuldeep is five wickets away from becoming the highest ODI wicket-taker in 2018, whereas Rohit is on the verge of becoming the second Indian batsman after Dhoni to register 200 ODI sixes. He is two shy from that milestone. Bhuvneshwar Kumar two wickets away from scalping 100 ODI wickets. Dhoni a run away from 10,000 ODI runs.
India will be looking for a victory too on Thursday as Virat Kohli & Co. would want to clinch their 6th straight bilateral ODI series win at home. They lead the series 2-1, with the second match being tied.
Windies (Playing XI): Kieran Powell, Shai Hope(w), Marlon Samuels, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder(c), Fabian Allen, Devendra Bishoo, Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas
India (Playing XI):
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, K Khaleel Ahmed, Jasprit Bumrah