The popular figure in MS Dhoni has won numerous battles for the Indian National Cricket Team over the years since making his international debut. In between, with his exceptional leadership qualities, he has won hearts beyond the cricketing grounds, too. Also, the veteran batsman has played a game according to the situation and demand from his team and the die-hard fans in particular. Above all, he didn’t bog down under pressure, but he too had to face the heat. In an ongoing India vs Australia 2019, Nagpur ODI, Dhoni bagged an unwanted record of golden duck, that too after a prolonged gap of nine years.
Last time when Dhoni bagged the golden duck came against the same opposition at Vizag in Visakhapatnam in 2010.
In the then game, on October 20, 2010, Dhoni was cleaned up by John Hastings.
However, India won the game by five wickets and seven balls to spare while riding on brilliant 118 from Virat Kohli. Kohli’s innings was equally complemented by Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh with a fifty each.
Earlier, Aaron Finch won the to toss to bowl first. Besides, India didn’t have a good start as openers returned to the pavilion on 38 in 8.3 overs.
On the other side, skipper Virat Kohli steadied the ship alongside Vijay Shankar, but with the fall of latter Australian bowlers pulled things back in Nagpur.
At the score of 171, India lost the sixth wicket in the form of wicketkeeper-batsman Dhoni, who has bagged overall fifth golden duck in the One-day cricket.
Following the wicket of Kedar Jadhav, Dhoni walked in when he was 33 away to achieve the milestone of 17,000 runs across formats.
Dhoni returns on the first ball in Nagpur ODI:
With this, Dhoni has bagged another golden duck which has left the spectators shocked at Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium.
While facing the third delivery of 33rd over, Dhoni played the ball on the backfoot to cream the ball through the covers but the ball gripped which took the outside edge of the bat.
Moreover, with Zampa relying on the back of length delivery, it has intriguingly paid dividends for the Aussies.
With this unwanted record, Dhoni’s magnanimous run has halted for a while after recording the staggering average of 150.50 with four fifties on the trot against Australia.
In 2019, Dhoni has amassed 301 runs while excluding Nagpur ODI.
Meanwhile, India folded out on 250 in 48.2 overs, with Kohli recording his 40th ODI ton.
Here’s the table for MS Dhoni’s golden ducks since his debut came in 2004:
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India vs Australia 2019 – MS Dhoni’s golden duck in Nagpur ODI: