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Earlier A Villain, Now A Hero: MS Dhoni Wins Hearts Of Twitterati After Powering India To Series Leveling Win In Adelaide

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Published:


  • In the ongoing ODI series between Australia and India, MS Dhoni has been slammed and adored in a equal manner
  • Dhoni was criticized for his batting display in the first ODI, but earned the plaudits on social media for his batting in the second ODI

MS Dhoni - a name which divides opinions in the cricketing world. For most part of his career, he was adored and celebrated as one of the greatest captains and finisher with the bat. But in the past few years, he has been criticized heavily for slowing the play down.

In the ongoing ODI series between Australia and India, the former Indian skipper has been slammed and adored in an equal manner. He scored 51 of 96 balls in the first ODI in Sydney which his team lost by 34 runs. For that display, he was taken to the sword by the Twitterati, who put the blame on him for the defeat.

But in the second ODI in Adelaide, which India won by six wickets, the social media users fell in love all over again with Mahi. Coming into bat at No.5, MS anchored the innings, taking one step after another during his partnerships with Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik to power his team to a series leveling victory. 

He scored 55 of 54 balls, and even scored the winning run which earned him redemption. Twitterati praised Dhoni for his knock and hailed the former Indian skipper for his display.

READ: 'Just Not Good Enough': Twitterati Slam, Blame MS Dhoni For India's Defeat To Australia