India beat Australia by 26 runs in a match that was truncated by rain to take a 1-0 lead in the 5-match One Day International series. The stars for India were Hardik Pandya, who put on an all-round show, MS Dhoni’s dogged batting under pressure and then Yuzvendra Chahal bagging 3 wickets. Teamwork is at the centre for every match India plays. Virat Kohli, for example, was out for a duck, which is a rarity, but still, Team India managed to put on 281 on the board, which was a competitive total, considering it was a dry pitch and spinners were expected to come into the fray. India won the match, but Smith was ready with his excuse as he felt it was the two new balls that did them in.
Once India won the match, praises started pouring in on Twitter. Hardik Pandya had become the talk of the town. This happens to be an Indian team that is preparing with sight on the 2019 cricket World Cup. The process of conjuring a winning team has already started and Hardik, Chahal, and Kuldeep are an integral part of it.
As the second match will be played in a new city and a new venue, the Indian team was seen waiting at the Chennai airport. In the picture, the team can be seen waiting for their flight to Kolkata. One can also spot Jasprit Bumrah and MS Dhoni, who was lying on the floor. Now isn’t that desi?
Here is the pic:
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 18, 2017
The caption the picture read: ‘That is how you relax after taking a 1-0 lead.
It’s one of the rarest moments that people are looking at. Especially, MS Dhoni whose pose in the picture is forcing people to reply to the above-mentioned post.
Dhoni different in the crowd always ,,/p>— Aniket Kumar Suman (@aniket_suman) September 18, 2017
How sleep deprived is Dhoni? On field, off field he seems to be leaving no chance of catching a power nap, go!
— pratyush patra (@KalamWalaBae) September 18, 2017
Loot at Mahi!
— Divyanshu Raj (@MSDivyanshu) September 18, 2017
MS Dhoni the most grounded Cricketer of world ! Legend
— Pradeep Panwar (@panwar_1802) September 18, 2017
— vijayendra (@PorgaSanglicha) September 18, 2017
look at Dhoni why he always on the floor or ground when he free.. Always cool
— Ajay kumar singh (@ajasinajay) September 18, 2017
This was not the first time that the players are spotted sitting on the floor of an airport. During the Indian Premier League 2017, MS Dhoni was spotted sitting on the floor with his Rising Pune Supergiant teammate Imran Tahir and was playing with his son.
With team India on a roll, it will take a big effort for Australia to get back in the competition. Australia will look at David Warner and Steve Smith to perform well at Eden Gardens on 21st September.