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On Sunday, Australia won by a thrilling three-wicket win over India at the first T20I at Visakhapatnam. The game went down, after Jhye Richardson and Pat Cummins kept their nerve and scored 14 runs in the final over, bowled by Umesh Yadav. By opening the match first by Aussie skipper Aaron Finch, India finished with a below-par score of 126 for the loss of 7 wickets. Till the time the top scores came up as KL Rahul 50 (36), Dhoni 29 (37), and Virat Kohli 24 (17). For such a bad outing, MS Dhoni was criticized a lot on Twitter.
While Dhoni’s 29 did help India steady itself for the match but Australia scored the winning runs on the last ball of the match, made his innings stick out like a sore thumb. However, this didn’t go down well with the fans and they started trolling MS Dhoni on Twitter. His 29 runs didn’t help the team to win. He also denied Yuzvendra Chahal the strike in the death overs and took the matters in his own hands but clearly failed to middle the ball.
Here’s how Twitteratis bashed MS Dhoni for his slow performance:
Does MSD think only he can bat..?..
— Akshay Hegde (@AAkshayHegde) February 24, 2019
Dhoni striking under 100 in a T20. Such a surprise! Lol. He’s finished with the bat. #INDvAUS
— No clean sheets FC (@sull_noronha) February 24, 2019
Dhoni! Please retire or call in sick we don’t want you in that flight to England for world cup. Please dont ruin all the good memories of past. #INDvAUS
— Vikash Kumar (@vikashkmr138) February 24, 2019
Let’s not forget the 10+ runs which Dhoni let off by not running, and not hitting big ones either. #IndvsAus
— Venkataraman (@venky88) February 24, 2019
Dhoni is hitting towards fielders every ball just to check which fielder is weak, so he could utilize it in World Cup. Legend! #INDvAUS
— 𝐒𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐏𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭 (@FarziCricketer) February 24, 2019
Two players perform as per expectations these days.
Dhoni will give you dots, Umesh won’t.
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) February 24, 2019
MS Dhoni is a great batsman who has played many knocks for the winning cause.
Sometimes for India, sometimes for the opposition.
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) February 24, 2019
Ideally Dhoni should be sitting in his apartment’s park discussing politics with retired uncles of his colony instead of being in the playing eleven.#INDvAUS
— Mansi (@wtfmansi) February 24, 2019
Dhoni’s slow pace didn’t help India and at the end, Australia won the last-ball with three wickets to spare.