After registering a win at Mohali, MS Dhoni must have felt good that he has finally struck some form. The skipper’s knock of 80 runs and 151-run partnership with Virat Kohli helped India take a 2-1 lead in the ongoing series. An added bonus for Dhoni would have been the fact that the next match would be played at his hometown, Ranchi.
The New Zealanders, who have not been able to pull any surprises against the Indian team so far, were in for another surprise. When the two teams reached the airport, Dhoni played a stroke that left the Kiwis awestruck. Dhoni opted not to travel in the team bus and called on for his Hummer. While the 35-year-old was on his way out in his Hummer, his rival teammates gazed in astonishment.
Left-handed opening batsman Tom Latham had a wide smile on his face with his eyes lit up when he saw Dhoni cruising. Latham’s teammate, Ross Taylor couldn’t control his excitement as his jaw dropped seeing the Indian captain’s vehicle. The Kiwis should know that there’s much more than what they saw. Dhoni has an extensive collection of vintage and luxurious bikes and cars. He has been vocal about his first love – bikes and whenever he is not on the field, he spends time with them.
All I can imagine is Dhoni (in Amitabh Bachchan style) saying, “Mere paas bangla hai, gaadi hai, bank balance hai… tumhare paas kya hai?” (I have a bungalow, car, lots of money… what do you have?) New Zealand vice-captain Ross Taylor, on the other hand, saying, “Bhai, tabhi to keh raha hun humme match jeetne de.” (That’s why I am saying, that please let us win the match).New Zealand need to win today’s game to level the series. A win for India would seal the series for India with the last ODI being a mere formality.
New Zealand need to win today’s game to level the series. A win for India would seal the series with the last ODI at Visakhapatnam being a mere formality.
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