Saturday, January 17, 2015

MS Dhoni smashed the Aussie net bowlers in Melbourne

After almost two weeks, MS Dhoni was in the nets again and he was as calm as ever. He did everything that he does ahead of a game. Everyone knows his love for bowling. He looks for opportunities to bowl a bit of seam off and he starts almost all his practice sessions by rolling his arm over and he did the same thing in Melbourne too. He bowled a few deliveries, out of which a few were half trackers, then, he had a short chat with the coach Duncan Fletcher whom he still considers the boss though no one knows where the power in that Indian dressing room is centred at the moment.

And, then, at the end, the Indian captain had a long batting hit and boy, was he in a mood? A few youngsters, who had been brought in as the net bowlers, were pretty excited to be going to have the opportunity to bowl to one of the fiercest hitters in the game. Very soon they found out what they were up against because they were getting hit everywhere. They were in fact getting smashed, not hit because Dhoni never hits a cricket ball, he smashes it. Those teenagers were trying their best to keep the Ranchi talisman silent, but, all their efforts were resulting into failures. The helicopter was in full flow there at MCG practice wicket.

If any opponent player would have seen that practice session, surely a bit of fear would have crept in his mind. What is this dangerous wicketkeeper batsman up to? He is widely known as a player of big tournaments because he always delivers on big platforms. By the looks of it, he is gearing up for another of his big shows. And, why wouldn’t he be? After all, he is in charge of India’s World Cup defence.

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