Pundits have in recent times not missed an opportunity to criticise MS Dhoni and even spoken about how he needs to make way for younger players looking at the future. But in the last game against Sri Lanka, Dhoni once again stamped his class as he hit an 87-ball 65.
And on Wednesday morning it was heart-warming to see Dhoni beat none other than Hardik Pandya in a 100m dash during training ahead of the second ODI between India and Sri Lanka in Mohali.
BCCI tweeted the video which read: “A quick 100 metre dash between @msdhoni and @hardikpandya7. Any guesses on who won it in the end? #TeamIndia #INDvSL.”
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 2017
Pandya started the race on a strong note and took the lead due to the strong start but Dhoni matched him. Pandya had one eye on Dhoni but could not stop him from overtaking. Towards the end, Dhoni blitz past Pandya, who tried his best but could not beat his senior teammate.
Dhoni is 36 years old while Pandya is 24 but the dash clearly had Dhoni as the winner and with ease. Pandya was seen trying too hard but Dhoni effortlessly beat him in the 100m dash.
India and Sri Lanka are playing a three-match ODI series and the second ODI of the series is being played in Mohali. Sri Lanka won the toss and put India to bat first. India had lost the first game in an embarrassing manner. They were bowled out for 112 runs before Sri Lanka chased the target down with seven wickets in hand.