Cricketers & Celebs reacts as Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni guide India to an emphatic win over Australia in Chennai

Hardik Pandya’s all-round flamboyance complemented by MS Dhoni’s customary calm enabled India to record a comfortable 26-run win over Australia in the rain-curtailed opening ODI of the five-match series in Chennai.

Courtesy Pandya’s blistering career-best 66-ball 83 and Dhoni’s 79 off 88 balls, India posted a competitive 281 for seven despite losing the top half for less than 100 after opting to bat.


However intermittent showers during the break played spoilsport as Australia were set a revised target of 164 off 21 overs via Duckworth-Lewis method.

Chasing the target, Australia did not have the best of starts and kept losing wickets at regular intervals with Pandya (2/28) helping himself with a couple of wickets.

The young wrist spinners — Kuldeep Yadav (2/33) and Yuzvendra Chahal (3/30) then ran through the middle and lower order as India took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.


Here are some of the amazing Twitter reactions from cricketers and celebrities in praise of Pandya, Dhoni and others:

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