MS Dhoni and his wife Sakshi hosted Team India for dinner at their residence in Ranchi ahead of the third ODI against Australia
The Indian team is in form after winning the first two ODIs in the 5-match bilateral series against Australia. The team achieved a tight victory in the second ODI in Nagpur as the bowling unit held their nerve to secure the win. With two victories in their kitty, the team is now in Ranchi for the third ODI.
Ahead of the match, MS Dhoni called the entire ‘Men in Blue’ for dinner at his own house on Wednesday. The pictures from the ‘perfect team evening’ are starting to trickle in and most Indian cricket fans would die to be a fly in the wall as players enjoyed MS Dhoni’s hospitality in his palatial bungalow.
Wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant took to Twitter to share a picture of himself with Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and other Team India members at Dhoni’s residence in Ranchi. “Bhabhiji ruining our fitness levels…Super fun evening with fam-jam! Thank you…@msdhoni and @SaakshiSRawat for hosting us,” he wrote.
Apart from Pant, even skipper Virat Kohli thanked MS Dhoni. Kohli shared a selfie on his social media platform captioning it as “perfect team evening”, posing with host Dhoni, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal and Rishabh Pant.
Team India will look to shift their focus towards the all-important third ODI as they will look to seal the five-match series. India is expected to go in with an unchanged playing eleven in the match in their quest of taking an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series. The permutations and combinations used for the Australian series will most likely be a reflection of the changes the men in blue will be making to their 15 man squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. This is turn makes the current series a crucial one for the selectors as well as the players individually.