Team India won the third and final ODI against Australia in Melbourne on Friday. Cricketer MS Dhoni bagged the Man of the Series for scoring three half-centuries and for also being the highest run-getter of the series with 193 runs in three knocks. But what happened after the match will leave you in splits! Dhoni handed the match ball to assistant coach Sanjay Bangar and a video of the same is currently ruling the internet.
While passing the ball to Bangar, the cricketer jokingly stated, “Ball lelo nahi to bolega retirement le rahe hain (take the ball or they will say I am retiring)”. It looks like Dhoni had not forgotten the incident when, back in 2018, he took the ball along with him in one of the ODIs against England, which sparked speculations about his retirement from the international cricket. Dhoni later cleared the air stating that he is going nowhere till the 2019 World Cup in England.
Explaining the reason behind him taking the ball at the end of the match, he told PTI, "(I took the ball) to see why we are not able to get enough reverse swing. Because we will be playing the World Cup in England, we have to (ensure) that we get reverse swing going. Because it is something that is very important. If the opposition is getting it, we should also get it, at some point or the other." Well, you may take MS Dhoni out of captaincy but you can’t take the captain out of MSD. Not sitting on his achievements but looking forward to a new goal instead.