August 14, 2022
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Watch: MS Dhoni plays “pakdam pakdai” with fan before start of 2nd innings in Nagpur ODI

Watch: MS Dhoni plays "pakdam pakdai" with fan before start of Australia's innings in Nagpur

MS Dhoni is still the quickest runner in the team despite the growing age. The man from Ranchi is currently 37-years-old but can give a run for money to any other youngster in the team when it comes to speed and agility. In the past Hardik Pandya once tried to compete against Dhoni in a 100m dash where the former captain eked ahead and won the race against a 25-years-old youngster.

The 2011 world cup winning captain again brought his speed into action when a fan, who breached the security in order to meet his idol was forced to chase him before he gets a dream hug by the man himself.

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Rest of the Indian team enjoyed this hilarious moment before the start of the second innings as a brimming Dhoni made the fan sweat to get a hug. The fan also touched the feet of Dhoni before he was captured by security personnels and volunteers of Vidarbha cricket association.

Earlier in the match, India posted a total of 250 runs on the board after losing wickets at regular juncture, thanks to the heroics of Virat Kohli, who scored his 40th ODI hundred. Australia’s spin trio of Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Lyon and Adam Zampa picked a total of four wickets at a spin friendly wicket of Vidarbha cricket association stadium in Nagpur.

A strong Australian batting line-up was expected to win the game and make the series 1-1 but the Indian bowlers had some other plans. The hosts were 83/0 at one stage and were looking stable to chase down the target with ease.

However, Kuldeep Yadav dismissed Aaron Finch in the 15th over after which the pendulum swung in favour of the Indian team. There was a possible middle order collapse as Shaun Marsh and Glenn Maxwell could not contribute much for the men in yellow.

Peter Handscomb showed some determination but his unfortunate run out meant that Virat Kohli and company was back in the game. At 171/5 at one stage in 38 overs, Australia were in spot of bother but Marcus Stoinis and Alex Carry played their natural game and almost brought the required run rate below six with seven overs left in the innings.

Kuldeep Yadav again spun the web and dismissed Carry to put the pressure back on the visitors. The 46th over of the game was a big moment in the game as Jasprit Bumrah claimed two wickets to put India in a dominant position. Marcus Stoinis showed some resistance but it was not enough to win the game for Australia as India emerged victorious by 8 runs to take the 2-0 lead in the five match ODI series.

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