You Have Given The Game So Much: Adam Gilchrist To MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni did all he could on Wednesday to bail India out of trouble against New Zealand in the first semifinal. Chasing 239, India were in all sorts of trouble early on. Matt Henry and Trent Boult ran through India’s top-order to put New Zealand on top of the proceedings. Henry sent back Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul while Boult dismissed Virat Kohli to leave India reeling at 5 for 3. India soon found themselves 4 down for 24.
By the time MS Dhoni came to the crease, India were reeling at 71 for 5 with Rishabh Pant back in the hut too. A little while later, Hardik Pandya departed too to leave the side 6 down for 92. The game looked all but over for Team India at that stage. But before New Zealand could make further inroads in the game, MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja stopped the rot.
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In fact, the two revived India’s hopes with a stunning 116-run stand. However, with India needing 37 more runs, Jadeja miscued his shot to depart after playing arguably his best knock. The southpaw scored 77 off just 59 deliveries with the help of four boundaries and as many sixes. MS Dhoni tried for a while but a run-out ended his heroics too as India were all out for 221.
The defeat also ended MS Dhoni’s dreams of winning another World Cup. MS Dhoni scored exactly 50 before being dismissed. And after the match, legendary wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist took to Twitter to leave a beautiful message for MS Dhoni. The former Australia batsman said that he was not sure of how long would Dhoni play before praising the India star.
“Not sure if you are playing on but thanks @msdhoni You have given the game so much. Always admired your calmness and self belief,” wrote Adam Gilchrist.
Not sure if you are playing on but thanks @msdhoni You have given the game so much. Always admired your calmness and self belief. #CWCUP2019 @BCCI
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) July 11, 2019
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