Dhoni hosts the Indian team for dinner in Ranchi: The Indian wicket-keeper batsman hosted a grand dinner at his home.
The ODI leg of Australia’s tour of India has almost reached its halfway mark. With India winning the first two ODIs at Hyderabad and Nagpur, the hosts would be looking to register another victory at Ranchi to gain an unassailable lead in the five-match series.
So far, India have laid sole emphasis on this series and not looked to make experiments in a bid to test a few players ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Another victory will also give India the chance to try out various combinations in the last two matches.
Out of the four matches which India have played at the JSCA International Stadium Complex, they have won two and lost one. In a bid to further improve their record, India will be looking to go all guns blazing tomorrow.
Former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be playing his fourth ODI at his home ground tomorrow. While there is no official confirmation on the same, if one goes by the general opinion of him retiring after the World Cup, this will be his last match in Ranchi in the Indian colours.
In three previous ODIs at the venue, Dhoni has scored 21 runs at an average of 21 and a strike rate of 48.83. If he aims to retire post the world event, the 37-year old cricketer will also be looking to significantly contribute in front of his local supporters.
Since the proceedings moved to his city, Dhoni was witnessed hosting the Indian team for dinner last night. While the photos regarding the same have already gone viral across social media platforms, it sees all the Indian cricketers having a great time.
How social media reacted:
India captain Virat Kohli, fast bowler Mohammed Shami, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav took to their respective social media handled to share the images from the dinner.
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— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) March 7, 2019
The third ODI of the series will begin at 13:30 hours tomorrow. With both the matches so far been low-scoring thrillers, the past record at the JSCA International Stadium Complex gives the impression of another low-scoring contest in the third ODI.