Dhoni bats in the nets ahead of Australia series: The veteran Indian wicket-keeper batsman was seen belting the bowlers in the nets.
Former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni returned back to form during the recently concluded tour of Australia and New Zealand. The sight of Dhoni winning matches for India had come as a major respite for the Indian team.
Dhoni scored three consecutive half-centuries to earn the Man of the Series award in the three-match series against Australia. In the six ODIs which he has played this year, Dhoni has scored 242 runs at an average of 121 and a strike rate of 79.86.
The three T20Is saw Dhoni returning with scores of 39, 20* and 2. A vital cog in the wheel for India for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Dhoni would be looking to continue his form at the highest level.
The series against Australia is going to be India’s last international assignment before the world event. In such a situation, the team management would be looking to make the most out of these seven matches (including two T20Is).
Talking of T20Is, even Dhoni would be wanting to better his numbers against Australia in the shortest format. In 15 T20Is against Australia, Dhoni has scored 244 runs at an average of 34.85 and a strike rate of 111.41.
In the five T20Is which he has played against Australia at home, he has scored 64 runs at a strike rate of 123.07. With a best score of 48* against the Aussies, the 38-year old cricketer would be at least looking to register a half-century.
In a bid to prepare well before the first T20I at Visakhapatnam tomorrow, Dhoni was witnessed batting in the nets, playing a large variety of shots. Watch the full video below:
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 23, 2019
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on Dhoni’s video below:
Hard working for another test knock.. 😂😂
— Raam (@johnnyraam) February 23, 2019
Only in nets tho
— Ron Weasley (@SagarKalsi1) February 23, 2019
Only here he belts, in match bowlers belts him hard.
— varun (@varunsach) February 23, 2019
Waiting for Mahi 50*
— Mâhářśhî Mass🔥 (@svmsai1998) February 23, 2019