Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been in great form in the recent past. He always has been but the standards the man sets for himself, even if he fails to perform for a few matches it becomes headlines.
Source: The Hindu
The former Indian Captain was at his finishing best in the recently concluded One Day Series Against Sri Lanka and played a few very crucial innings to help his side cruise home. A few times when he came into bat India was under a lot of pressure which included in Akila Danajaya spell as well, but they say when the going gets tough, the Dhoni gets going and so it was one more time.
Australia will be wary of Dhoni’s form and would surely know how dangerous a player he can be. If the top order fails, which is hardly does, then there is always a Dhoni standing between Victory and Defeat and more often than not, in the end, Dhoni wins.
The current Indian Coach Ravi Shastri, who is known to be great with his words, also because he is a commentator was overjoyed with India’s performances against Sri Lanka and surely had a special message for Australia before the all important series. Shastri quoted, “There will be a surprise in store for MS Dhoni with the bat. I have a feeling that something is around the corner. Sri Lanka was just a trailer”, he concluded.
Source: Wisden India
Well, we really hope Ravi Shastri gets this one right and we get to witness a Dhoni special which includes at least a few helicopter shots. This statement by Shastri has also opened up a lot of possibilities with the talks of Dhoni batting higher up the order already doing the rounds.
We wish all the luck to both India and Australia for the upcoming series ahead.