MS Dhoni gets out for a duck against Hong Kong: Going exactly against the expectations, Dhoni was out cheaply against Hong Kong.
During the fourth match of the ongoing Asia Cup between Hong Kong and India at Dubai, former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni was out for a duck.
Dhoni’s dismissal became a sign of despair for his fans as they were seen disgusted after he got out. With India set to play Pakistan tomorrow at the same venue, Dhoni was expected to bat throughout the Indian innings. For someone who has a heavy fan base in the UAE, perhaps people had come exclusively for watching him bat in thsi match.
Moreover, the stage at which he came out to bat called for his using the big handle against a potentially weak bowling attack. Dhoni had come out to bat at No. 5 in the 41st over when Shikhar Dhawan got dismissed after scoring his 14th ODI century.
After facing a couple of deliveries, Dhoni tried to play a ball with soft hands towards the off-side in the following over. However, the ball ended up taking his edge and went straight into the hands of wicket-keeper Scott McKechnie off the bowling of Ehsan Khan, who himself was seen kissing the ground after dismissing Dhoni.
With the last 10 over of the innings remaining, it would have been the perfect chance for Dhoni to play his natural game.
Among the audiences, a certain young boy wearing an Indian jersey with Dhoni written behind it was seen banging his head on the chair he was sitting at, a gesture which clearly signifies the significance which Dhoni has in the hearts of the people.
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