Former Indian captain MS Dhoni once came to rescue after India were restricted to 29/7 against Sri Lanka in Dharamshala during the 1st ODI between the two sides on Sunday.
The 36-year-old Dhoni whacked four boundaries and ran few singles in his 65 run knock and took India to a decent total on bowler’s friendly pitch.
In the process, the wicketkeeper-batsman also completed his 16000 runs in international cricket. Having retired from Test cricket, Dhoni’s stats read 4876 runs from 90 Tests while in ODIs, the run machine has scored 9826 runs from 309 games.
Clearly, the man who makes a lot of news whenever he is scoring or the other way round, this time saved the Indian team from an embarrassing feat of getting bowled out below 54, which is their lowest ODI total.
Here’s how fans on Twitter reacted to MS Dhoni’s knock:
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) December 10, 2017
If you still question why MS Dhoni is in India's ODI plans… watch this Dharamsala knock in the knowledge that 2019 World Cup is in early half of English summer. The man knows how to bat across different conditions with different partners. Irreplaceable! #IndvSL
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) December 10, 2017
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) December 10, 2017
India 112 All Out
MS Dhoni 65
Other 10 Players+Wides+No Balls+Leg Byes = 47
— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) December 10, 2017
MS Dhoni is a Master of saving ppl from getting Embarrassed
Congress should think of hiring him.. #INDvsSL
— Abhijith Mukund (@abhimukund7) December 10, 2017
Four ducks – India wud have looked like an egg farm if not for #MSDhoni. 65 out of 112 at the tail….. Egg on the naysayers faces.
— Kasturi Shankar (@KasthuriShankar) December 10, 2017
MS Dhoni made 58.03% of team runs today (65 out of 112) – highest contribution ever by an Indian batsman in an ODI where all 11 players batted.
Previous best: 56% by Virender Sehwag (112 out of 200/9) vs NZ at Auckland in 2003.#INDvSL #SLvIND
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) December 10, 2017
— φως (@TheSortedChaos) December 10, 2017
Where are those who want @msdhoni to retire? Vaanga Veliyae. Thala rocks again.
— Sumanth Raman (@sumanthraman) December 10, 2017
— Swapnil (@iSwapnil7) December 10, 2017
When everyone fails
We know there is a man who will never disappoint us…
He will come
He will bat
He will entertain
— Abhishek Adhar (@abhiadhar) December 10, 2017
— The Cricket Times (@CricketTimesHQ) December 10, 2017