MS Dhoni scored a 50 under tough conditions with backs to the wall against Sri Lanka in the 1st ODI Dharamsala. Dhoni was the last man to depart on 65, but he had by then saved India the blushes by going past India’s lowest total of 54, which also happened against the same opposition. India finally made it to a score of 112, which is not at all big by any stretch of the imagination. India was 29 for 7 at one stage and then to score 112 takes some getting with the bowlers totally on top at all times of the match.
None of the Indian top 5 got into double-digit scores, with debutante Shreyas Iyer scoring highest among them 9 runs. Dinesh Karthik became part of an unwanted record, he took 18 balls to get out for a duck, which is the highest by an Indian. Shikhar Dhawan also did not get off the mark.
Here is how Twitter hailed MS Dhoni’s knock.
— Anuj Kem (@AnujKem) December 10, 2017
— Anilbhai Purohit (@anilpurohi) December 10, 2017
— __ __ _________ __ (@BaeWafaaa) December 10, 2017
— Arpit Vijay (@Arpitvj04) December 10, 2017
Impressive Half-century Under Pressure. Scored More Than 50% Of The Team Score Alone. And Hypocrites Say “MS Dhoni Must Resign”? Tight Slap On Their Face. When Life Gives You MS, Make It #Dhoni Not Aiyar. ___ #MSDhoni #INDvSL #INDvsSL
— Dr.A.Mohamed Hakkim (@drhakkim) December 10, 2017
— anurag saxena (@cheenu4u) December 10, 2017
— Happy Sharing By Dks (@Dksview) December 10, 2017
— Akaash Thakur (@real_superboy) December 10, 2017
— Praveenbabu (@bpraveenbabu96) December 10, 2017
— Shubham jain (@imshubhjain1996) December 10, 2017
— sWAPNIL (@iSwapnil7) December 10, 2017
— Tushar Bhatia (@ITusharBhatia) December 10, 2017
“For a man with self-professed limited technique, Dhoni has done well umpteen times when everyone else has failed due to something in the pitch!!”- cricinfo
— snigdharup banerjee (@snigD) December 10, 2017
— Twitler (@Twitler01) December 10, 2017
— Devika Madhok (@devikam) December 10, 2017
A score of 112 would be easy to chase for the Sri Lankan team, but it is cricket and who knew that the World number 1 team would collapse in such a manner.