From playing second-fiddle to Hardik Pandya to putting India in a strong position, former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has once again proved as to why he is such a big name in international cricket. The 36-year old wicket-keeper batsman has silenced his critics yet again after today’s match.
Dhoni came in to bat at 4-64 and consolidated the innings with Kedar Jadhav. When Pandya was in full flow, Dhoni calmly watched him from the other. However, when the all-rounder got out, Dhoni realised that the onus was on him to put India into a strong position.
Dhoni ended up scoring 79 (88) with the help of four fours and two sixes. He scored his 66th half-century in the process. Having scored 33 half-centuries in Test matches and one in T20Is, Dhoni became the fourth batsman after Sachin Tendulkar (164), Rahul Dravid (145) and Sourav Ganguly (106) to score 100 half-centuries in international cricket.
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