In what was a special moment shared with a fan, MS Dhoni met a huge fan of his in Chennai and quite courteously, the cricketer obliged to her with pictures and answered a question which has been on the mind of every Indian cricket fan. The fan asked Dhoni about his recent watch winning display against Australia in Hyderabad, where he led the team to victory when a loss seemed like a high possibility.
In the match, Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav knitted a match-winning stand of 141 runs for the fifth wicket to provide India a clinical win in the first ODI against Australia at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. At 99/4, things didn’t look rosy for the hosts after they lost the wickets of captain Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu in quick succession. But a cool and composed batting performance by Jadhav (unbeaten 81) and Dhoni (59*) helped India to cross the finishing line with 6 wickets in hand and 10 balls remaining.
This display by Dhoni was another showcase of how pivotal a figure he was for India to carry the team, especially when they are chasing. The fan had a question for him on the same grounds — something that every fan and pundit wants to know — how exactly does the ‘captain cool’ deal with pressure situations?
“You focus on what needs to be done rather than the result, you analyze and study the situation first”, he said.
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Dhoni, the mastermind of the game, has led the Men-in-Blue to several victories. His finishing skill is renown as one of the best in Indian cricket’s history. Following a lowly, 2018, Dhoni kicked-off 2019 is some swagger as he displayed top performances in the ODI series against Australia. All eyes will be on MS, when he takes the long road to achieve a treble later this year – another World Cup victory after the 2007 T20 and 2011 50-over title.