Cometh the man, cometh the moment! When all looked down and out for his career and the finishing ability the Jharkhand boy was known for was slowly getting faded with time, the champion rose like the phoenix from the ashes and silenced all who raised their fingers saying, “it’s time”.
The wicketkeeper batsman for India and one of the most celebrated captains of all times proved that there is a lot of cricket still left in him and it’d be better if critics now dump and cremate their opinions of an Indian cricket team for the World Cup without Mahi.
At Sydney, after bringing India out of nowhere to close to victory in the first ODI of the series with his 51, Dhoni made sure that he takes India to the final line at Adelaide, he scored 55 in what was the second highest successful chase at the stadium.
In the last game of the series played at Melbourne too the responsibility relied heavily on the shoulders of the 2007 T20 World Cup winning captain. When the openers gave India a sluggish start and Kohli couldn’t add to his decent start combining with Kedar Jadhav, the maestro added 121(116) runs in an unbeaten 4th wicket partnership.
Dhoni scored a well paced 87 runs in 114 deliveries, hitting four boundaries. On winning the award for the Man of the Series, he said, “I am happy to bat at any number. The important thing is where the team needs me. I can’t say I can’t bat at No. 6 after playing 14 years.”