While the selectors and Team India have moved on from MS Dhoni, it looks like the fans have not. It has been over six months since MS Dhoni last played for India but the fans continue to raise their voice for his return to international cricket. MS Dhoni took a sabbatical from the game right after the World Cup ended and is yet to return to action.
Since then, Team India have given the responsibility of wicketkeeper-batsman to Rishabh Pant. However, the youngster has not really managed to live up to the expectations so far. And almost every time, he has made a mistake behind the stumps so far, the fans have reminded him of his illustrious teammate by chanting, Dhoni, Dhoni. In fact, Virat Kohli had to urge the fans not to do but it made little difference.
And a similar sight was witnessed on Tuesday when India were playing against Australia at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. This time around KL Rahul suffered the same fate as fans started chanting MS Dhoni’s name after he made a mistake behind the stumps. With Rishabh Pant unable to take the field due to concussion, KL Rahul had to don the gloves.
On the first delivery of the 25th over, Rahul faltered behind the wickets as he failed to collect an inside edge off Australia opening batsman David Warner’s bat. And as the ball was going towards the boundary, the fans started chanting “Dhoni Dhoni”.
Here are a couple of clips showing the incident:
— Darsh brahmbhatt (@darsh164) January 14, 2020
KL Rahul misses the ball
— Vinesh Prabhu (@vlp1994) January 14, 2020
Australia thrash India:
Talking about the match, Australia thrashed India by ten wickets to go 1-0 up in the three-match series. Bowling first, the visitors bowled out India for just 255 with Shikhar Dhawan’s 74 being the highest score. In reply, Australia chased down the total inside 38 overs thanks to unbeaten tons from their openers David Warner and Aaron Finch.