MS Dhoni was chased down by a fan, who invaded the pitch during the second ODI between India and Australia at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur on Tuesday.
MS Dhoni enjoys a massive fan base across the country for his astounding achievements on the cricket pitch over the years. No matter where he is playing, he is always the one to receive the loudest cheer when he takes the field. On Tuesday, during the second ODI between India and Australia in Nagpur, a fan invaded the pitch before the start of the second innings to meet Dhoni and shake his hands before hugging him.
The fan invaded on the pitch before the start of the second innings in Nagpur as the Indian team took the field after posting 250 runs on the board in the first innings. The spectator first shook hands with Ambati Rayudu before heading towards Dhoni, who hid behind Rohit Sharma to play around with him and later sprinted towards the stumps as the fan failed to catch up with the pace of the former Indian captain.
Skipper Virat Kohli, who was left amused, tried to get hold of the fan and stop him from going after Dhoni, but the fan somehow managed to continue his chase as the other players enjoyed Dhoni’s playful antics. The fan finally managed to get hold of the 37-year-old after he stopped himself near the stumps, he then proceeded to shake his hands and hugged him before finally leaving.
Meanwhile, it was not an ideal outing for Dhoni in the game as he recorded a golden duck bringing an end to his dream run in ODIs against Australia this year. Dhoni had scored four back to back half-centuries against Australia in four ODI games this year until Tuesday. He was caught at the slip by Usman Khawaja off the bowling of Adam Zampa.
India got off to a poor start losing Rohit (0) cheaply but Kohli staged a lone battle to single-handedly steer India to a respectable total on the board. Only Vijay Shankar (46) could support Kohli in his quest as three Indian batsmen recorded ducks. Pat Cummins was the chief destructor for Australia with four wickets under his belt while conceding only 29 runs in nine overs.