Tweeps Go Crazy As 'Captain Cool' MS Dhoni Shows Up At Toss Instead Of Rohit Sharma

The Boss is back!

It seems like Team India came up with the perfect solution to make one-sided matches interesting. Instead of Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni showed up for the toss and took everyone by surprise. As soon as the spectators realised that it was Dhoni walking out for the toss, the volume of the crowd’s cheers increased. With this, Dhoni became the first Indian and Asian captain to lead in 200 ODIs. His return as captain after 696 days is a treat to all the fans.

Here’s what the ‘Captain Cool’ had to say about his captaincy double century at the toss,

“I was not really sure of where I am standing. I have captained 199 ODIs, so this gives me an opportunity to make it 200. It’s all destiny and I have always believed in that. It’s not in my control, once I left captainship. Good to complete 200, but I don’t think it really matters.”

Soon enough Dhoni became the top trend on Twitter as fans expressed their excitement on seeing him back:

The nation wants to watch it again

The Sacred Games reference

Bhai is back!

Tears of joy

Turn the volume up

The Dhoni effect

Every MS Dhoni fan is like

The surprise is an understatement

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But the 37-year-old’s return to captaincy was not the only surprise. Along with Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan was rested as well. Deepak Chahar got his debut match whereas Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey and Siddarth Kaul got their first match in the tournament. Khaleel Ahmed made a comeback into the side as well after taking three crucial wickets against Hong Kong on debut.