Mumbai crowd chants ‘Dhoni Dhoni’: Spectators once again missed the legendary cricketer after incumbent wicket-keeper falters.
During the first ODI of the ongoing Australia’s tour of India in Mumbai, India opening batsman Lokesh Rahul was made the incumbent wicket-keeper after regular glovesman Rishabh Pant was hit on the helmet in the first innings.
On the first delivery of the 25th over, Rahul faltered behind the wickets as he failed to collect an inside edge off Australia opening batsman David Warner’s bat on the bowling of India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.
With the ball going into the boundary, the spectators at the Wankhede Stadium didn’t appreciate Rahul’s effort. Salt was rubbed on Rahul’s wounds as the crowd started chanting “Dhoni Dhoni” after he committed the error.
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It is worth mentioning that even Pant has faced similar fate from the crowd after Delhi crowd started to chant Dhoni’s name after he fumbled in the previous series against Australia last year.
Rahul, who batted ahead of captain Virat Kohli at No. 3, played well for his 47 (61) before getting out to Australia all-rounder Ashton Agar in the 28th over.
A massive defeat for the hosts saw them losing an ODI by 10 wickets after 15 years. Chasing a 256-run target, Australia thrived on the back of an unbeaten 258-run opening stand between David Warner (128) and captain Aaron Finch (110).
Mumbai crowd chants ‘Dhoni Dhoni’
— Darsh brahmbhatt (@darsh164) January 14, 2020
KL Rahul misses the ball
— Vinesh Prabhu (@vlp1994) January 14, 2020
How Twitterati reacted on the match:
What a dominating performance from Australia. Excellent performance from the bowling unit followed up by brilliant 100s from Warner and Finch. I am sure India will learn from this experience and bounce back strongly in Rajkot. #INDvsAUS
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 14, 2020
What’s more troubling—India getting dismissed for 255 inside 50 overs. Or India not picking a single wicket? I’m going with the latter. One-sided in the end. #IndvAus
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 14, 2020
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) January 14, 2020
Having said that let’s just hold our horses for India aren’t half as scattered as they looked today. All went wrong today, won’t on 17th. Just back to formula and all should be fine. #INDvsAUS @imVkohli at 3 and Saini for Shardul in the 50 over game.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) January 14, 2020
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