Mahendra Singh Dhoni: India skipper blasts 23 off 9 in vintage knock

Dhoni looked positive and aggressive from the moment he arrived at the crease.

Last Updated: Jan 17, 2016, 14:31 PM IST
Mahendra Singh Dhoni: India skipper blasts 23 off 9 in vintage knock

New Delhi: Under-fire Indian skipper MS Dhoni on Sunday rolled back the years in the 3rd ODI against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

The wicketkeeper-batsman's brute force was on display, as he clobbered the ball to his favorite spots on the ground.

Dhoni's 23 off 9 balls comprised of two fours and an equal number of sixes.

Ideally Indian needed him to bat right through the innings, but Dhoni's cameo gave the team much needed momentum in the last five overs.

The 34-year-old has been criticized of late for his inability to provide the final flourish in the slog overs of matches.

However on Sunday, Dhoni looked positive and aggressive from the moment he arrived at the crease.

Though one cannot say Dhoni was in full form, he did offer a glimpse of his younger self with a hard-hitting knock.