When Indian team was in process of defeating Windies in the fifth ODI at Sabina Park, here in India, fans had already started celebrating MS Dhoni’s birthday. There were wishes on social media and former cricketers as well shared their memories of the most successful Indian skipper.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli had already presented Dhoni with a birthday gift with a century and winning the fifth ODI. But the real celebrations were performed at the team hotel.
The members of Indian cricket team celebrated Dhoni’s birthday in the team hotel. The members were singing a Happy Birthday song for Mahi and we can also hear the traditional birthday song of an old Hindi movie being played in the background, which clearly shows that the teammates had already planned a special day for Dhoni. Here is the video –
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A win would have been more satisfactory for Dhoni as it was a must win the match for team India if they needed to pocket the series. Virat Kohli led the team with his century and ensured that India chases down the target easily, without any real trouble. Whilst his record-breaking innings, Virat Kohli got past none other than Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar as he smacked 18th century while chasing a target.
It was a great ODI series for Indian team where they learnt quite a few lessons. Windies too did not let Indian team go away with the win as they did their best to give India a competition in all the ODIs and managed to win the fourth ODI, which was a big achievement for them.
Now just one more game is left in the series where the T20 World Cup winners will face India. It is to be noted that India has lost two of their last three competitions against Windies, with one of them coming in T20 WC where hosts crashed out of the tournament by virtue of losing the game to Windies. The last game of the short tour promises to be a great one due to the comeback of many experienced players in Windies roster.