Former India captain MS Dhoni got a rousing reception as expected on arriving in Ranchi for the 3rd ODI against Australia. On seeing Dhoni walk out, the Ranchi crowd went ballistic just showing what the cricketer means to the state. Dhoni along with his teammates looked extremely relaxed on arriving just giving a sense of the mood in the camp after the back-to-back wins in the ongoing five-match ODI series. Young wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant was also spotted at the airport. Dhoni was donning the Team India’s official tracksuit along with a bag.
Here is the video of the arrival of Dhoni:
Meanwhile, it was not a great day for Dhoni with the bat at Nagpur as he was dismissed for a golden duck. He was scintillating behind the stumps, marshaling the spinners as he also made a fan chase him before the start of the Australian innings. India won the match by eight runs, thanks to Virat Kohli’s 40th ODI ton followed by Kuldeep Yadav’s three wickets.
The Men in Blue will walk into the match at Ranchi with a lead and will surely be the more confident team. No doubt the team will receive a huge following at the ground when they host Australia on March 8.
“It felt good (to get to 40 ODI hundreds) but it is just a number. It feels good to win games for India,” Kohli said after the match. Kohli hit 116 from 120 balls to guide India to 250 all out from 48.2 overs after being put into bat. Chasing 251 for a win, Australia were bowled out for 242 in 49.3 overs.
“When I walk in to bat, when the situation gets difficult, I have no choice but to put my head down and bat through the innings,” Kohli added.