MS Dhoni Cheers For Team India In Ranchi But Australia Defy Hosts

Updated: 20 March 2017 18:08 IST

Mahendra Singh Dhoni paid a surprise visit to the JSCA International Stadium Complex on the fifth and final day of the third Test between India and Australia.

MS Dhoni Cheers For Team India In Ranchi But Australia Defy Hosts
MS Dhoni looks on as India and Australia battled it out on Day 5 of the third Test in Ranchi. © BCCI

Former India captain and local star Mahendra Singh Dhoni made a brief appearance at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi on Day 5 of the 3rd Test between India and Australia on Monday. Virat Kohli and Co. toiled hard on the final day but were defied by a brilliant fifth-wicket partnership between Peter Handscomb and Shaun Marsh. Dhoni, free after playing for Jharkhand in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, waved when he saw himself of the big screen, bringing out loud cheers and chants of 'Dhoni' Dhoni' from the Ranchi crowd.

Dhoni's presence though couldn't inspire the Indian bowlers to break the vigilance of Handscomb (72 not out) and Marsh (53) as the duo added 124 runs for the fifth wicket to salvage a draw for the Australians.

The match in Ranchi -- Dhoni's home ground -- ended in a draw and the focus will now turn to Dharamsala where the fourth and final Test will be played, starting on Saturday.

Dhoni was on duty with the Jharkhand team in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He led Jharkhand to the semi-final, where he scored an impressive 70 off 62 balls, but Bengal proved to be too strong as they beat Jharkhand by 41 runs to set up a final clash against Tamil Nadu.

Dhoni, who retired from the longest format of the game in 2014, will next don India colours when the Men in Blue go for glory in the ICC Champions Trophy to be held in England in June.

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Topics : India Cricket Team Australia Cricket Team Peter Handscomb Shaun Marsh MS Dhoni JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi India vs Australia 2017 Cricket
Highlights
  • MS Dhoni pays Team India a visit at Ranchi
  • Crowd let out a loud roar when they saw Dhoni on the big screen
  • India and Australia played out a draw in the 3rd Test at Ranchi
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