5 Super finishes by MS Dhoni – The best finisher: Its been more than a decade since M.S.Dhoni made his debut. Dhoni being an unorthodox batter never faltered under pressure. His composure and temperament guided India to many victories. This Poster Boy of Indian cricket has fans all over the world. He has so far played 265 One Day Internationals for India, notching up 8620 runs at an massive average of 52.24. Lets go down the memory lane and recall his heroics. Here are the best five MSD finishes.
Here are the 5 Super finishes by MS Dhoni – The best finisher:
1. 183* vs Sri Lanka at Jaipur:
Crackers were bursting around the pink city of India,as the Lankans made India run all over the park. It was around 2:00 pm, and the country was all geared up to celebrate Diwali while Rahul Dravid had his task cut out,chasing a daunting target of 299. Sachin was back in the stands within first five balls of Indian innings, the diwali seemed over for the spectators.
Enter MS Dhoni. Promoted up the order, Dhoni smashed the Lankan spearhead from the onset. One straight back past the bowler’s head and Billy Bowden signalled a maximum. With a high back-lift and an unorthodox style, Dhoni reached his 2nd ODI century and announced his arrival gesturing a gunshot, the Crackers were bursting again with India still needing 120 plus runs to clinch the match. Dhoni took on the spinners and by the time he reached the 150 landmark, India were left chasing a modest 51 off 86 balls. Soon he sent Upul Chandana packing by stepping out of his crease. Having crafted a spectacular innings, MSD came down the pitch hitting flighted one from Dilshan to knock off the winning runs. India chased 299 with 4 overs to spare while India got their new poster boy.