Asia Cup 2018: It is a Good Feeling to Lead India in 200 ODIs – MS Dhoni
Veteran India cricketer, MS Dhoni, once again took over the reigns of Team India in the absence of Rohit Sharma for the Super Four clash in the Asia Cup against Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, the men in blues went with a couple of changes in this dead rubber. They wanted to give their full squad a chance to play in this six-nation tournament.
Rohit Sharma, who was leading the side in Asia Cup opted to rest before Friday’s mega-finale. Furthermore, they have rested Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal, and their pace duo. As a result, Deepak Chahar makes his debut in ODI cricket.
However, the most eye-grabbing sight was when MS Dhoni came out in the middle for the toss. It was a nostalgic vision for the cricket lovers as Dhoni has been one of the best captains India have ever produced. Moreover, he is the only captain to win three ICC Trophies.
Unfortunately, Dhoni lost the toss as Afghanistan skipper opted to bat first. Speaking to the commentators, MS Dhoni noted that they would have liked to bowl first as well.
“We were looking to bowl first. Quite a few changes. Both the openers are missing, Bhuvi, Bumrah, and Chahal are also missing. Everybody who hadn’t played in this tournament gets a chance. They are part of the 15 and are representing India,” Dhoni said at the toss.
Good to lead in 200 ODIs
Speaking on his return as the captain, MS Dhoni admitted that it is a good feeling to lead India in 200 ODIs. But at the same time, he revealed that these numbers don’t count.
“I have captained 199 ODIs, so this gives me an opportunity to make it 200. It’s all destiny and I have always believed in that. It’s not in my control, once I left captainship. Good to complete 200, but I don’t think it really matters,” he concluded.
Afghanistan have started the match on high with their openers giving a hard time to the young Indian fast bowlers.
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