England Test Captain Joe Root was left surprised when he saw veteran keeper-batsman MS Dhoni being booed by Indian fans.
India were in a tough situation when MS Dhoni entered at the Lord’s India were chasing a 300 + total and the pitch was gradually slowing up. It would not be easy for him to score freely. India had lost the wickets of openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma early.
This was followed by the wickets of Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina as India were left tottering. However, Dhoni did not have a good day at office on Saturday as the mammoth total of 323 proved to be a bit too much.
After Dhoni played a very slow knock, the crowd started booing him. Ultimately, he was caught at midwicket attempting to clear the ropes.
When Joe Root was asked about this, the England Captain said that he felt surprised that such a thing was happening to someone of the stature of MS Dhoni. “Yes (it was surprising), but ultimately it doesn’t really concern us. We always try and judge how we approach the game and how we go about things. We try to maintain a professional approach and be as ruthless as possible.
“We managed to see India through by bowling them out by the end of the game. So we are looking after our own game and putting ourselves in a strong position by the end of the game,” Root concluded.