MS Dhoni given Man of the Match award to boost his self-confidence

MS Dhoni given Man of the Match award to boost his self-confidence

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 08, 2013, 10:15
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MS Dhoni given Man of the Match award to boost his self-confidenceZeenews Sports Bureau

New Delhi: It seems that India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is going through one of the hardest times of his international career. Such delicately poised is his confidence at the moment that he needs a pat on his back to boost his morale. He was given exactly that in the third One Day International at Delhi against Pakistan except the pat happens to be a Man of the Match award.

Times of India on Tuesday reported that MS Dhoni was not the first choice for the MoM award given to him in the Delhi ODI played on Sunday. It was simply given to him to boost his self-esteem.

Quoting a former cricketer who was in the panel to decide the player of the match, the daily claims that since Team India isn’t faring well for quite some time, it was decided that Dhoni should be given the award.

The decision came as an unpleasant surprise to many, who thought that players like Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Saeed Ajmal had done enough to be the leading contender for MOM than the Indian skipper.

Dhoni top scored in the Indian innings with 36 and later effected two dismissals in the final ODI against Pakistan.

Among those who were expected to land the award, Jadeja chipped in with a valuable 27 and later bowled 10 overs in which he took a wicket and gave away just 19 runs. He also took a brilliant catch in the deep that ended Umar Gul’s innings. Earlier, Ajmal had the Indians on the mat as he took five wickets in just 9.4 overs to end with 5/24 – his best figures in ODIs. Young pacer B. Kumar along with Ishant Sharma, who took three wickets, also put up an impressive performance during the contest.

The daily also reported that Pakistan was unhappy with the decision to award Dhoni MoM award ahead of opener Nasir Jamshed during the first ODI in Chennai.

First Published: Tuesday, January 08, 2013, 10:15

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pakistani - sweden
Yet ANOTHER instalment of insane Indian cheating. Does this surprise you? It shouldn`t. We cricket fans have put up with this crap for too long, years and years of this TEAM INDIA souring our great game that we love so much. I guess Dhoni has two pretty good exponents of cheating in his team already to learn from- Harbhajan Singh and Sachin Faildulkar, what better scum to learn from- a slapping cheater and a ball tampering lying ``I`d rather play IPL than test cricket`` disgrace to the game. Slap slap slap, cheat cheat cheat, fail fail fail, another day of the SPIRIT OF CRICKET- INDIAN STYLE.
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Anil - HYD
the same way Indian team defeated/thrashed you when they were in Pak isn`t it?? GROW UP!
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Surya - Tamil nadu
Komail Noori from karachi commented that pakistan just lended their third match to india and MoM award for dhoni. Dhoni really deserved that one. Though he was not top scorer in the series, He led the team yto win. pakistan . He said pakistan lost that match to save the faces of indians. Y pakisatn can`t defeat us in world cup matches? Y india had won many T20 matche vs pak? now how do u save your face? under dhoni`s captaincy, we made many victories vs u. Past may be different. Dont grow hateness on indians. We and Dhoni will do...
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Amit Kumar - Gurgaon
Really a best captain as well as batsman !!!!!!
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farooq - karachi
MoM panel should not have taken directions for BCCI in a first place but once agree to BCCI advice they should have kept their mouth shut rather then opening contravarcies
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Gouri shankar - Balasore
Dhoni is only one captain that raise the indian team to a respected position in icc ranking.
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narmatha - chennai
dhoni is not bad batting and he is lead the team in terific time so he is choose MOM
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mukesh - mumbai
dhoni is the best captain in the world, many times choosen as acaptain by the ICC
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Rajiv - Abu Dhabi
I think this MoM was given based on the overall performance in the series. Dhoni not only is the highest scorer for India but also he got out only once. Next he strived hard to win this match for India and shut out his critics.
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Komail Noori - Karachi
We have very big heart. We give you the man of the match of the first one day, man of the match of third one day. We almost took the third one day and then give it back to you in ``bheek`` so that you can at-least save your faces. But most important, we beat you in your home in your face. love that feeling.
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