Dhoni scored more than half of India's total against Sri Lanka Image: Twitter
MS Dhoni scored 58 per cent of India’s team total against Sri Lanka in the first ODI. He was spotted giving the Men in Blue a pep talk ahead of Sri Lanka’s batting, which proves his leadership acumen isn’t dead. And in the wake of an embarrassing loss, he held the team together in the dressing room, motivating them like an able senior.
Despite all of that, there are people who want him out of the Indian team. But Tweeple think otherwise. They didn’t go on a bitter rant but backed Captain Cool like never before.
Here are some tweets.
Congratulations Sri Lanka on a comprehensive win. Lakmal and co. made most of the conditions. MS Dhoni once again showed how to bat calmly under pressure.— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 10, 2017
Impressive Half-century Under Pressure. Scored More Than 50% Of The Team Score Alone. And Hypocrites Say "MS Dhoni Must Resign"? Tight Slap On Their Face. #INDvSL #INDvsSL #Dhoni pic.twitter.com/nezYe7da3V— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) December 10, 2017
If you still question why MS Dhoni is in India's ODI plans... watch this Dharamsala knock in the knowledge that 2019 World Cup is in early half of English summer. The man knows how to bat across different conditions with different partners. Irreplaceable! #IndvSL— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) December 10, 2017
MS Dhoni batting at No.5, No.6 and No.7 with India's total less than 30 in ODIs:— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) December 10, 2017
514 runs in 7 innings with 2 100s and 3 50s at an average of 85.67 #INDvSL
MS Dhoni has spent more time with tailenders in his career than family.— Silly Point 🏏 (@FarziCricketer) December 10, 2017
"I don't understand the talks surrounding Dhoni. Once he gets runs suddenly the whole conversation changes. He has been the pillar of the team for many years and he will continue to be."@ImRo45 on @msdhoni ❤— Hiru. (@DhoniFangirl) December 11, 2017
Rohit Sharma might have captained India but you generally don’t need a captain if MS Dhoni is part of your line-up. We hope he can carry forward his quintessential form until the 2019 World Cup.