Jasprit Bumrah salutes MS Dhoni: Legends don’t need to prove their worth to anyone

first_imgBrief Scores: India (299/4; Kohli 104, Dhoni 55 not out) beat Australia (298/9; Marsh 131, Maxwell 48, Bhuvneshwar 4 for 45) by 6 wickets. Full ScorecardVirat Kohli may have scored yet another hundred in a successful run chase but it was MS Dhoni’s knock which stole the show at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday night.India rode on Kohli’s 104 and Dhoni’s unbeaten 55 to chase down 299 and beat Australia by 6 wickets in the second ODI and levelled the three-match series 1-1.Former captain Dhoni played a subdued role in support of his successor Kohli as two players with the joint experience of more than 550 ODIs steadily chipped away at Australia’s total.With Kohli’s untimely dismissal, Dhoni took up the chase and carried India to a victory which will see the series decided on Friday in the third international at Melbourne.India came to the final over needing seven runs to win and Dhoni smashed the first ball over the long straight boundaries at the Adelaide Oval for a six which tied the scores, then clinched the win with a single from the next ball.Dhoni was fortunate to have the heady support of Dinesh Karthik, who came to the crease at a difficult moment when Kohil had just fallen. He scored 25 from just 14 balls to ensure India reached its target.”Credit to Virat and Dhoni, the way they played. We got a good start as well so it’s the sort of win that will give the team a lot of confidence, chasing 300.”(Dhoni) has been doing it for years now and the fact he can stay calm, the fact he can absorb pressure and watch the ball, keep the plan very simple. You need the big shot and then he delivers,” Karthik said after the match.advertisementSocial media was abuzz following India’s win with Dhoni garnering a lot of praise for the way he finished yet another match for India.Teammate Jasprit Bumrah lauded the former skipper saying, “Legends don’t need to prove their worth to anyone. Great display of class and temperament by Mahi bhai.”Legends don’t need to prove their worth to anyone. Great display of class and temperament by Mahi bhai @msdhoni and @imVkohliCongratulations on the win!#AUSvINDJasprit bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) January 15, 2019Sachin Tendulkar also tweeted, congratulating India for the win while also praising the knocks of Kohli, Dhoni and Karthik.”A great win and a fabulous innings by @imVkohli. Yet another at his adopted home ground. Excellent role played by @msdhoni and @DineshKarthik to take India over the line,” Tendulkar posted.A great win and a fabulous innings by @imVkohli. Yet another at his adopted home ground. Excellent role played by @msdhoni and @DineshKarthik to take India over the line. #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/7n3M2l3hZSSachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 15, 2019Sehwag, in his trademark style tweeted: “Picture abhi baaki hai mere Dost! Wonderful innings from Virat. Dhoni and Karthik finishing it in style. Will need more matches with 4-5-6 playing handy match-winning knocks.”Picture abhi baaki hai mere Dost !Wonderful innings from Virat. Dhoni and Karthik finishing it in style. Will need more matches with 4-5-6 playing handy match-winning knocks. pic.twitter.com/YHdwJ0G59XVirender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 15, 2019″Fantastic run chase by India. Excellent 100 from Virat, he makes it look very easy. Was wonderful to see Dhoni finish of the game beautifully and Dinesh Karthik’s cameo was very very important in the end. The final game should be a cracker,” Laxman said.Fantastic run chase by India . Excellent 100 from Virat, he makes it look very easy. Was wonderful to see Dhoni finish of the game beautifully and Dinesh Karthik’s cameo was very very important in the end. The final game should be a cracker.VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 15, 2019Mohammed Kaif in his tweet wrote: “Excellent reading of the game today by Dhoni. Karthik in the end made it easy for him but it was yet another masterclass by Kohli that made the difference.”Excellent reading of the game today by Dhoni. Karthik in the end made it easy for him but it was yet another Masterclass by Kohli that made the difference .Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) January 15, 2019Harbhajan on his part said: “Well done Team India @BCCI congratulations @imVkohli yet again top in and good to see old touch of @msdhoni coming to the party. That’s the way.. keep up the good work.”Well done Team India @BCCI congratulations @imVkohli yet again top inn and good to see old touch of @msdhoni coming to the party.That’s the way.. keep up the good work #IndiaVsAusadvertisementHarbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) January 15, 2019Bhogle praised Dhoni’s fitness while saying: “Dhoni has shown his class here. Just understood the situation beautifully. And this is a tribute to his fitness.”And of course, that is how it has always been! Never trying to be centre-stage. https://t.co/VAjbJl1K7gHarsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 15, 2019Highest batting average in successful chases in ODIs (min.25 inns):99.85 MS Dhoni99.04 Virat Kohli#AUSvINDRajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) January 15, 2019#[email protected] still smashing sixes and finishing chases! pic.twitter.com/fv0wvz3rnSICC (@ICC) January 15, 2019MS Dhoni Six vs Australia. #Dhoni #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/X2E4IH8yYlBest Of MS Dhoni (@MissYouMSDhoni) January 15, 2019It’s an MS Dhoni finish in Adelaide!India win by 6 wickets. #CricketMeriJaan #AUSvINDMumbai Indians (@mipaltan) January 15, 2019A last over thriller in Adelaide. #TeamIndia clinch the 2nd ODI by 6 wickets courtesy winning touches from @imVkohli @msdhoni & @DineshKarthik. 1-1 #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/aMI0q5BhajBCCI (@BCCI) January 15, 2019India today provided only the second instance in the ODI history of first five wickets producing 40+ runs each in a chase.The only other such instance came in 1993 for Pak v WI at Sharjah.#AUSvINDRajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) January 15, 2019MS Dhoni 50 in93 balls at SCG53 balls at Adelaide#AusvInd#AusvsIndMohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 15, 2019Just going to leave this out here… #AUSvIND #KeepCalmAndBelieveInMSD #KingKohli #Champions pic.twitter.com/HwmHtEBS8dJimit K (@jimitdds) January 15, 2019HaHaHaHa Watch this.. I feel so sorry for Dhoni Haters today #MSDhoni #2ndODI #AUSVIND https://t.co/4LmNlNscekBabul Supriyo (@SuPriyoBabul) January 15, 2019Also Read | Virat Kohli scores 39th ODI hundred: Shane Warne leads tributes for the KingAlso Read | India vs Australia: Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni help India gun down 299, series level 1-1Also Read | India vs Australia 2nd ODI in Adelaide: Match Highlightslast_img

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