Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni is a vital part of team India, Dhoni keeps advising bowlers from behind the stumps. He has done this with Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja before and now he did it with Kedar Jadhav.
The Indian spinner Kedar Jadhav took to his Twitter handle to reveal that it came to him as real surprise when MS Dhoni advised him in Marathi during fifth ODI against New Zealand. “Pudhe nako bhau...gheun taak (Don’t bowl full...get him),” Dhoni was heard telling Jadhav from behind the stumps.
Kedar Jadhav while praising Dhoni’s Marathi speaking skills wrote on his Twitter account, “You always feel at home on foreign tours when @msdhoni is behind the stumps.” Dhoni is also known for his command over multiple languages. Recently, in video shared online by Sakshi Dhoni, he was seen speaking in Bhojpuri with daughter Ziva.
As far as the match is concerned, India won it by 35 runs, with Ambati Rayudu and Yuzvendra Chahal playing an important role. Rayudu smashed an amazing 90 runs before getting out at Matt Henry’s ball, while Yuzvendra Chahal took 3 wickets from the 10 overs he bowled giving away just 41 runs.
India were looking really bad at first, when they gave away 4 wickets for just 18 runs on board, Ambati Rayudu (90) and Vijay Shankar (45) forged a 98 run stand before Shankar getting run-out by Neesham and Munro.
Hardik Pandya showed why he is considered a dangerous player when he smashed a match winning knock of 22 balls 45 runs. India won the five-match series by 4-1 and won a bilateral ODI series in New Zealand after 10 years.
India will now play a three-match T20I series against the Kiwis starting on February 6. The first match will be played at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.