MS Dhoni on his batting position in ODIs: The Indian wicket-keeper was vocal about his batting position after winning the Melbourne ODI.
During the third match of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia at Melbourne, former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored his 70th ODI half-century, 87* (114), with the help of seven fours, to win the match for his team.
While Dhoni’s style of chasing total has been successful in this three-match series, but there is no hiding to the fact that it involves a high amount of risk. Even while he was building the chase, severe criticism was coming his way with respect to him taking the match to the last over.
India win the series 2⃣-1⃣! This is their first bilateral series victory in Australia 🏆
– Man of the match: Yuzvendra Chahal.
– Man of the series (without winning a single MoM): Mahendra Singh Dhoni.#AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/2Fp0B0BWvR
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) January 18, 2019
Now that is the performance of a champion. MS Dhoni is man of the series. Brilliant.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 18, 2019
The highlight of Dhoni’s innings was that he was sent in to bat at No. 4. Having batted at No. 5 in the first two ODIs, Dhoni received a promotion after talks of the same were doing the rounds since India vice-captain Rohit Sharma expressed his opinion regarding the same.
Having scored 193 runs in three matches at an average of 193 and a strike rate of 73.10 including three half-centuries, Dhoni was elected the ‘Man of the Series’ for the seventh time in his ODI career. Having last won it in 2011, it has taken Dhoni more than seven years to earn another such award.
The master of calm under pressure. As @msdhoni tells me in Democracy’s XI, always remember the bowler is under even greater pressure than me knowing he is bowling to Dhoni! Champion forever! #INDvsAUS
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) January 18, 2019
Three half centuries in three matches. This is the Dhoni way of trolling… #AusvInd
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) January 18, 2019
Speaking during the post-match press conference, Dhoni was asked about his batting position in ODIs. While Dhoni didn’t name any particular position, he gave signs of being contended at any position.
“It is not about where you want to bat; I am happy to bat at any number and after playing for 14 years I can’t say that I don’t want to bat at number six and want to bat at four,” Dhoni was quoted as saying.