Murali Kartik,
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India lost the match by 86 runs in the second One-day International which was played at the Home of Cricket, Lord’s. India completely lost the plot while chasing a total of 323 runs.

England finds its saviour in the form of Joe Root as he scored the 12th ton of his career in ODIs. David Willy joined the party at the end as he got his maiden fifty in ODIs. He stayed unbeaten at 50 off just 31 balls.

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England beat India by 86 runs in the second game at Lords. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

A slump from India:

India got a similar kind of record as that of England. However, soon after Rohit departed, Dhawan lost his touch as well. For a mere 11 runs in between, India lost its top three wickets. KL Rahul fell cheaply ob the bowling of Liam Plunkett when Jos Buttler claimed a stunner.

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Southpaw Suresh Raina got a good start along with skipper Virat Kohli but no one could captivate on an innings. Raina scored 46 whereas, the latter scored 45.

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Dhoni grabbed the limelight:

Apart from Raina and Kohli though everybody failed miserably but it was Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who grabbed the catbird’s seat. There are two other reasons for his spotlight.

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Firstly, he joined the elite club as he became the fourth Indian batsman to score 10,000 runs and 12th batsman overall to do so. He also completed his 300 catches behind the stumps.

Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni. (Photo credit should read MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images)

The antagonistic spotlight:

The story does not end here. There was an antagonistic feature as well behind his limelight. He played bizarre innings of 37 runs off 59 balls. This inning was widely criticized by the critics. India had to keep the run-rate of 6.46 from the beginning.

Somewhat, Men in Blue managed to keep it in check since Dhoni joined the crease. As MS Dhoni played a lot of dots, pressure started to mount on the rest of the batters.

Kartik’s tweet:

Twitter erupts soon after such slow innings from Dhoni. Some fans came in support of him and some expressed their anger. Murali Kartik, the former spinner of India could not stop himself from joining the debate.

Here is the tweet of Murali Kartik:

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