Blog By fatema | 21-10-18
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It was a hot day in Jaipur's Sawai Mansingh Stadium. Sri Lanka had collected a total of 298 which was quite a difficult number to chase. Dhoni came at 3rd number.
He carried the experience of 22 matches and a century but he did not show off that by saying it instead he proved it by his game. The way this man blazed 183 runs in 145 balls, which included ten sixes, was a clear message to the cricketing world that this one is going places.
Dhoni was replaced in place of Rahul Dravid as the captain and people had no hopes for this team full of rookies. Dhoni definitely turned around India's luck in a great way.He became the pride for the whole nation.
It was during one of the great 10 matches where India was defending a total of 146. Though Bangladesh, repeated jolts, was racing towards a win.
With 2 runs to make in 1 ball, Bangladesh batsmen went ahead to sneak a 'by', but couldn't really knock down Dhoni's agility.
India was chasing a huge total of 197 in the 2nd T20I against New Zeland in Rajkot. While we did not manage to win out of that match (India lost by 40 runs),to save himself from a run out, Dhoni did this full split. He pulled it off like a gymnast.
India was playing for the semifinals against South Africa during the ICC World T20 in the year 2014. At this point, India needed 1 run from 7 balls to reach the target of 173.
Dhoni, who is one of the best finisher in the world,he was on the striker's end and he could have finished the game there and then.
But, he chose to defend the ball, looked at Kohli who went on the making 72 out of 44 balls,and let Kohli finish his day at work with a much-deserved celebratory boundary.
In this match, India was playing against Sri Lanka and Upal Tharanga(srilanken player), who was looking strong at 95*, India was expecting a huge total.
Kuldeep Yadav throws a delivery to Tharanga who misses making contact and Dhoni's quickly knocked the bails off the stump.
Tharanga is dismissed and what looked like a huge total was reduced to a moderate 215 which India chased comfortably.In that match, Dhoni scored a hundred along with Shikhar Dhawan.
Dhoni attendted a post-match conference, one where India lost the 2016 T20 World Cup semi-finals to West Indies. A certain reporter asked him about his thaughts on retirement and here's what Captain Cool had to say:
Do you think I am unfit?
Dhoni: ...looking at me running?
Reporter: Very fast!
Dhoni: You think I can survive until the 2019 World Cup?
Reporter: Sure yes, sure.
Dhoni: Then you have answered the question.
Though he has to go through lot of pressure as he is standing in front a lakh spectators chanting his name over and over again and make India's long time dream come true.
But Dhoni still keeps himself so calm ad patient and cool. And hits the ball for a lovely six and look at it go all the way while realizing that he have amazingly won the World-Cup for the nation.