India recently won a thrilling game against the Aussies in Nagpur. The game was the second ODI in the five-match ODI series between the two teams. Now the teams have moved on to Ranchi for the third match of the series.
Ranchi is known as the birthplace of one of the greatest Indian cricketers, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Before Dhoni’s meteoric rise is world of cricket, Ranchi’s cricketing history was in backwater. Now the veteran player is gearing up to entertain his home crowd on March 8.
But before that Dhoni decided to make his teammates’ journey in his hometown memorable. Usually the Indian cricketers travel in the team bus from the airport to their hotel.
But in this occasion, to everyone’s surprise, Dhoni’s Hummer was waiting for them outside the airport. Another stunning incident happened when Dhoni himself decided to sit behind the wheels of his Hummer.
The entire video was posted on the Instagram account of one of the fan page of the Indian cricket team. In the video it is seen Kedar Jadhav is sitting in the passenger seat beside Dhoni. While Rishabh Pant is about to take a back seat. The Hummer is been mobbed by the fans to get a closer glimpse of their favorite cricketers.
Here is the video:
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Will Dhoni return to form in his home ground?
In the meantime, Dhoni had a rare failure with the bat in the second ODI. He ended up scoring a golden duck as he got out on Adam Zampa’s first delivery. It also ended Dhoni’s four-match half-century streak against Australia which had begun earlier this year.
It was Dhoni’s fifth golden duck in his entire career. This golden duck was also the first since 2010. Interestingly in 2010 he had scored the golden duck against the Aussies in a game in Vizag.
Dhoni’s first golden duck came in his debut game against Bangladesh in Chittagong in 2004. The other four came twice against Sri Lanka and twice against Australia. However Dhoni will eye a great comeback with the bat in front of his home crowd in the next game.