Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni enjoys a huge fan base all around the globe and evokes a deep sense of emotion wherever he goes wearing the coveted blue Indian team jersey. Despite facing several criticism from all quarters of the cricketing fraternity, Dhoni is still one of the most marketable player in the cricket-obsessed nation. Also Read - Rohit Sharma And Virat Kohli Defining Pair For India in Modern Era: Kumar Sangakkara
Ahead of the fifth ODI between India and West Indies, fans once again showered their immeasurable love on Indian cricket’s biggest stalwart – MS Dhoni. It is a well-documented fact that Dhoni shares a big following in the southern region of India and is a well-respected figure there. Kerala fans placed a massive 35 feet cutout in front of the Greenfield stadium to welcome the champion cricketer. Also Read - Steve Smith Reveals One Thing He Really Admires About India Captain Virat Kohli
After failing to contribute with the blade, the 37-year old once again showed his value behind the stumps when he dislodged the bails in 0.08 seconds to send Windies batsman Keemo Paul packing. Rated as one of the greatest wicketkeeper of all time, Dhoni’s glovework and his genius behind the stumps is simply unmatched.
He affected the stumping in the 28th over and once he had whipped the bails off the batsman started to walk knowing very well that he was out.
Earlier, Rohit Sharma’s breathtaking 162 off 137 balls in the fourth ODI helped India take the 2-1 lead in the ongoing five-match rubber against Windies at Brabourne Stadium. The visitors failed to leave an impression and were completely outplayed in all the departments of the game.
Middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu also scored a blistering hundred to justify the faith shown in him by skipper Virat Kohli. Kohli for a change did not get among the runs as he departed for 16 off 17 balls. Some big hits and good cricket helped India set a mammoth 378 for Windies to chase. Windies were all out for a paltry 153 as Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav picked up three wickets apiece. It was a commendable bounce back from India after they lost at Pune.