MS Dhoni scores slowest ODI fifty by an Indian in 16 years and Twitterati is divided
MS Dhoni during his innings. Pic/ AFP
Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni played which can be called one of his slowest innings ever in ODIs during India's fourth match against West Indies.
Chasing a total of 189, MS Dhoni reached his half-century in 108 deliveries. Dhoni ended up with a score of 54 of 114 balls. In the process, MS Dhoni surpassed Sourav Ganguly's record of a lowest fifty in 16 years.
Sourav Ganguly reached his fifty in 105 balls in 2005 vs Sri Lanka and then in 104 balls in 2007 against Bangladesh.
However, MS Dhoni was only the second Indian cricketer to score a fifty in the match. Earlier, Ajinkya Rahane scored 60 runs which was also his fourth consecutive ODI half-century in a row.
MS Dhoni had some praises as well hatred from Twitter fans that came his way. Here are some of the Twitter reactions after MS Dhoni's slow innings.
Most Dots In An ODI Innings For MS Dhoni— M Waqas (@Geo_Super_2) 3 July 2017
70 v WI North Sound 2017
69 v WI Kingston 2009
68 v SL Jaipur 2005
61 v ENG Jamshedpur 2006
I thought MS Dhoni retired from Test cricket and then I saw him play against West Indies last night. Retired? Seriously? #wivind— Shruti Sadbhav (@SadbhavSays) 3 July 2017
Haha people doesn't recognise there was no batsmen to bat with #MSDhoni after Rahane wicket, you got praise his temperament to take it close— shreyasbond (@shreyas42) 3 July 2017
Taking an easy game to a difficult level and then trying to finish it to become a best finisher will not work everytime.— Ripson Joseph Lobo (@Ripsylobo12) 3 July 2017
@msdhoni— Saksham Mishra (@Skiyee) 3 July 2017
You could have finished it before. Sometimes its not good to take the till the last over. Disappointing it was.
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