Yes, the Indian cricket team lost the two-match T20I series against the visiting Aussies and yes, it is for the first time in 40 months that the Men in Blue have lost a series on their own soil. It's just one of those things you can't and mustn't complain about. This is where the sportsman spirit steps in: to be equally content in wins and losses.
Major props to Glenn Maxwell who delivered under extreme pressure to seal the deal for the Australia cricket team and also made a case for himself before the selections of the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 as he scored an unbelievable 119 off just 55 deliveries.
But we are here to talk about 'Thala' himself! Mahendra Singh Dhoni, at 37 years of age continues to show the batting and fitness abilities of a 25-year-old athlete.
Flexible Dhoni â¤ð¥
In the 11th over of Team India's innings, Dhoni went of out the crease to try and hit a big one but Adam Zampa's delivery went on to be wide, completely out of the Indian batsman's range. His wicket-keeping instincts quickly took over as he extended his right leg for an astonishing 2.14 metres to get inside the line to avoid being stumped by Australian keeper Peter Handscomb.
The third umpire gave a decision in favour of the batsman as the replay showed that Dhoni was too quick and well inside the crease for Handscomb to knock the bails off.
Mahi had shown off his flexibility once before as well in a match against New Zealand in November 2017.November 4, 2017
Dhoni played a brilliant innings in the second T20I after facing a lot of flak for his strategic yet slow batting in the first match which was advocated by elite cricketers like Maxwell himself. Forming a solid partnership with Indian skipper Virat Kohli was dismissed scoring just a single, Mahi gathered a much-needed 44 in just 22 balls and it was as if the number of Dhoni haters suddenly dropped to zero.February 27, 2019
Dhoni gives another meme material with that full split ð#INDvAUS— Shubh AggarWall (@shubh_chintak) February 27, 2019 February 27, 2019
Plz never Retire MS DHONI â¤pic.twitter.com/MATMhgHZKv— ð®ð³ (@Iamharry007) February 27, 2019 February 27, 2019 February 27, 2019