Former India skipper MS Dhoni is an asset to have in any ODI side! The 37-year-old veteran proved his worth again when he predicted Glenn Maxwell’s next shot and accordingly advised Kuldeep. It seemed he advise to Kuldeep worked as India got rid of the dangerous Maxwell of the very next ball. Maxwell’s uncharacteristic 18-ball four came to an end and that was a massive wicket for the Indians. The incident took place in the 29th over when the game was in the balance. Dhoni warned Kuldeep that he will look to take him on and asked him to bowl there. Kuldeep obliged to Dhoni’s advice which helped India get the massive breakthrough.
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After the dismissal, Dhoni gestured to Kuldeep saying ‘told you’.
It was a good day for Kuldeep with the ball as he scalped three wickets to set up the Indian win. India won the match by eight runs to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Dhoni, on the other hand, did not have a good day with the bat as he registered a rare golden duck. But he made up for it and more with the gloves in his hand; from advising the spinners to being super sharp behind the stumps.
Meanwhile, India has reached Ranchi where the 3rd ODI will take place. It is Dhoni’s home ground and the fan support would be huge. the match takes place on March 8.