MS Dhoni has been at the helm of cricket for long now, but this series was always going to be different, as his presence and impact in the team would be measured only on the basis of his wicketkeeping and batting skills. After 12 years of playing for the national team, it seemed as if Dhoni still had to prove his worth, to himself and to the nation.
And boy did he step up today! It wasn’t all pretty, but it was mighty effective.
A hundred after 3 years and his first against England, Dhoni wound the clock back big time today. At 25 for 3 it needed a monumental effort from the heroes of the 2011 World Cup final, and they did just that, taking India to a commanding position in the game.
This is how Twitter reacted as MS Dhoni brought about his hundred!
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) January 19, 2017
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 19, 2017
Take a bow @msdhoni, this is a splendid century
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) January 19, 2017
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) January 19, 2017
— Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) January 19, 2017
— Sir Jadeja (@SirJadeja) January 19, 2017