MS Dhoni defeats 12 years younger Hardik Pandya in 100-metre race

Updated: Dec 14, 2017, 17:54 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni may not be the youngest cricketer in the team, but he sure is one of the fittest

Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni may not be the youngest cricketer in the team, but he sure is one of the fittest. MS Dhoni, aged 36, recently beat 24-year-old Hardik Pandya, who is 12 years younger to him, in a 100 metre race ahead of the second ODI between India and Sri Lanka in Mohali.

MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya
MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya. Pic Courtesy/ BCCI

BCCI shared a video on their website which went on to go viral. The video shows MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya suddenly beginning to sprint for a 100-metre run, but just as Hardik Pandya seemed too good, MS Dhoni showed him who's boss and overtook him in the race. The crowd began to cheer on as MS Dhoni was overtaking Hardik Pandya.

India went on to defeat Sri Lanka by a large margin of 141 runs in the second ODI - courtesy Rohit Sharma! The Mumbai cricketer scored a record third double hundred in ODIs and in his debut match as India's captain. India now level the series 1-1.

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