After a crushing loss to Sri Lanka in the first ODI, India must wonder what would have been if they had their skipper in the side today.
The Delhi boy is reportedly getting married to long time partner Anushka Sharma in Italy as the popular pair were seen leaving the country a couple of days ago.
The Lankan bowlers was brilliant as they reduced India to 29/7 with Dhoni left to rescue the innings with the tailenders.
Mahi was sensational, as he rebuilt the innings with the help of Kuldeep, Bumrah and Chahal holding the other end.
Dhoni went after the Lankan attack as hit some powerful shots that entertained the jam packed audience.
But it ultimately proved to be futile as Sri Lanka were led by Upul Tharanga who scored 49. It was a composed innings that underlined his class and reminded everyone of his talent.
Kohli was active on social media which saw his fans begging him to return to the match.
One of the best batsmen of his generation, Kohli’s absence proved to be fatal as the likes of Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey and Dinesh Karthik failed to capitalize on their great opportunity.
Another worry for the Indian fans is the South Africa series that will take place in less than a month’s time from now. With the prospect of more green pitches and more deadly bowling attack, team India must improve things and quickly.