MS Dhoni’s warm-up ton a good omen for India’s chances at World Cup 2019

first_imgMS Dhoni’s warm-up ton a good omen for India’s chances at World Cup 2019A vintage MS Dhoni was on display against Bangladesh in the 2nd warm-up game where he blasted a century, just like he had done during another practice game ahead of the 2011 World Cupadvertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMay 29, 2019UPDATED: May 29, 2019 15:19 IST MS Dhoni, the lucky charm Virat Kohli needs. (REUTERS)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni came to bat when India was in a spot with 102/4, and smashed a 78-ball 113, with 7 sixesDhoni helped his team win the warm-up game with a gigantic 359/7Dhoni shared a crucial 164-run partnership with KL Rahul (108)It was a vintage Dhoni on display against Bangladesh in the second warm-up game as he scored a brilliant hundred and helped India register a morale-boosting 95-run win at the Sophia Gardens before the World Cup opener.On Tuesday, Dhoni, who came into bat when India was in a spot with 102/4, smashed a 78-ball 113, which contained seven sixes and helped his team post a gigantic 359/7. It was only poetic justice that he brought up his 100 with a six in the 49th over of the innings as skipper Kohli cheered on from the dressing room with teammates for company.The 37-year-old also shared a crucial 164-run partnership with K.L. Rahul (108) and made sure that the Men in Blue did not suffer from yet another embarrassing batting collapse as they did against New Zealand.However, Dhoni’s century in Cardiff might prove to be the lucky charm which Virat Kohli needs to win the coveted World Cup trophy.In 2011, Dhoni, who was captaining the side in the World Cup, had scored a century in the warm-up game against New Zealand. He had scored 108* off just 64 balls (11 fours, 3 sixes) and helped India post 360/5 on February 16 in Chennai. The Men in Blue had won that match by 117 runs and eventually raised the Cup defeating Sri Lanka in the finals at the Wankhede in Mumbai.MS Dhoni’s 100s in World Cup warm-ups…- 108* (64b, 11f, 3s) v New Zealand at Chennai on 16 Feb 2011 (India 360/5)- 113 (78b, 8f, 7s) v Bangladesh at Cardiff on 28 May 2019 (India 359/7)And we all know what happened in 2011.#CWC19#INDvBANadvertisementMohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) May 29, 2019So, Kohli and all the Indian fans would be desperately hoping that Dhoni’s warm-up ton proves to be as auspicious it was for the team in 2011 and they lift the prestigious trophy at the iconic Lord’s Stadium in London on July 14.Also Read | New Zealand vs West Indies Highlights, CWC 2019 Warm-Up MatchAlso Read | World Cup 2003: Unstoppable Australia successfully defend their World Cup trophyAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Mahendra Singh DhoniFollow Virat KohliFollow K.L. RahulFollow World Cup 2019last_img read more

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