Cricket fraternity lauded ever talented Rohit Sharma and vintage MS Dhoni after the duo helped India beat Sri Lanka in the third ODI to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series at Pallekele.
Chasing a tricky 218 for a win, India’s were jolted early by Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli‘s wickets. But Rohit and KL Rahul added 42 for the third wicket before Akila Danajaya gave two big blows in form of Rahul and Kedar Jadhav putting India on the back-foot.
Dhoni (67 not out) then joined Rohit (124 not out) in the middle and the duo forged an unbeaten 157-run partnership for the fifth wicket to help India chase down the target with six wickets in hand.
Twitter was in awe of both Rohit and Dhoni; celebrated the match and the series win over Sri Lanka.
Here are some of the tweets from the cricket fraternity:
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 27, 2017
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 27, 2017
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) August 27, 2017
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) August 27, 2017
Once again the definition of calm. @msdhoni walks into a tense situation and defuses it.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 27, 2017
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 27, 2017
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 27, 2017
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) August 27, 2017
Mahendra 'Cool Calm Collected' Dhoni does it again…another knock in a winning cause when the team wobbled. #SLvIND
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 27, 2017
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) August 27, 2017
— Stay Home – Stay Safe – Get Vaccinated 🙏 (@hemangkbadani) August 27, 2017