Former India captain MS Dhoni guided India to a historic victory in the third and final One Day International (ODI) against Australia on Friday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). He knocked 87 of 114 in the final ODI match alongside 61* from Kedar Jadhav lead the way as Australia’s 230 is chased down for a seven-wicket victory. Also Read - IPL 2021 Retention Highlights | Complete List of Released, Retained Players by Franchises Ahead of IPL 14 Auction: Malinga Retires, Maxwell Released; Samson to Lead Royals
Dhoni was named the ‘Man of The Series’ after knocking the scores of 51, 55 not out and 87 not out across the three ODI’s respectively and the ‘Man of the Match’ title was won by Yuzvendra Chahal for his career-best six for 42. Also Read - IND vs AUS, 4th Test: Rishabh Pant Breaks MS Dhoni's Record, Becomes Fastest Indian Wicketkeeper to 1,000 Test Runs
Following Dhoni’s impressive display, social media was flooded with his praises and congratulatory messages. What stood out was a tweet from World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) Paul Heyman. Heyman is an announcer and personally represents Brock Lesnar. Also Read - IND vs AUS 3rd Test: Rishabh Pant Beats MS Dhoni, Syed Kirmani to Create Massive Record in Sydney, Twitter Hails India Wicketkeeper's Bravado vs Australia
The post was a retweet of Cricket World Cup official handle.
“My most (in)sincere compliments to @cricketworldcup for promoting the amazing @msdhoni by paraphrasing my mantra for @WWE #UniversalChampion @BrockLesnar #EatSleepConquerRepeat. Our royalties may be paid in cash, check, stock or cryptocurrency”, Heyman wrote.
Heyman uses the tag line, ‘Eat, Sleep, Conquer, Repeat’on Brock Lesnar. That is what he was referring to in his tweet. However, Dhoni’s popularity after his splendid display has been taking the world by storm, that’s for certain.
The triumph is a historic one for India, as they have never won a bilateral ODI series on Australian soil, and their only series win in the 50-over format came in 1985 (World Championship of Cricket) and 2008 (CB Series). Previously, India lost 4-1 against Australia in 2016.