Dhoni and other Indian batsmen take Sixes Challenge: The Indian batsmen were sitting eyeing for the sky during their net session.
The Indian cricket team’s net session before the third ODI of the ongoing Australia’s tour of India at Ranchi saw the batsmen taking a fun six hitting challenge. Batting in front of a spinner, a majority of batsmen were seen continually stepping down the wicket to use the long handle.
Former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Sinh Dhoni, who will be playing his fourth ODI on his home ground tomorrow, was seen commencing the challenge.
After he hit a six down the ground, he was followed by his Chennai Super Kings teammate in Ambati Rayudu. Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav were also witnessed during his attempt of hitting the ball above the boundary.
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja also took a few attempts at the same but was mostly unsuccessful in connecting the ball as well as others were doing so. On a funny note, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal also tried to emulate the specialist batsmen but to minimal effect.
Among the major batsmen who were missing from the video were captain Virat Kohli, vice-captain Rohit Sharma and opening batsmen in Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul.
Watch the full video below:
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While there has been no official announcement on Dhoni retiring from the game after the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, it is chiefly supposed that this is going to be Dhoni’s last home match in Indian colours. Having yet to score a half-century at the JSCA International Stadium Complex, the veteran cricketer would be looking to delight his fans tomorrow.
In what was an eventful day yesterday, Dhoni drove all-rounder Kedar Jadhav and wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant from the Ranchi airport to the team hotel in his Hummer. The 37-year old cricketer also hosted the Indian team for dinner last night.
With India winning the first two ODIs at Hyderabad and Nagpur, they would be looking to register another victory to gain an unassailable lead the series. Having achieved that, India would then be able to afford trying out a few players in the name of auditioning for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
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— BCCI (@BCCI) March 6, 2019
Great night with the boys at mahi bhais place last night. Good food, fun chats all around and great energy. Perfect team evening 🇮🇳👌👌. @msdhoni @imkuldeep18 @RishabPant777 @yuzi_chahal pic.twitter.com/6Xfc4rK7Xl
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 7, 2019
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) March 7, 2019
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