I am happy to bat at any number: MS Dhoni

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Indian wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni said that he was ready to bat at any batting position for India.

India have ended their long tour of Australia on a high note as they won the decider and third game of the ODI series by three wickets. MS Dhoni, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Kedar Jadhav were the key players for the win at Melbourne Cricket Ground for India.’

MS Dhoni is the hot topic after the series as the former captain scored hattrick fifties in the ODI series and looked like a come back from the man after his bad form in 2018. His great rhythm with the bat will be a good sign for India in their World Cup preparations.

MS Dhoni at MCG

 

The former skipper had a great series in terms of batting with three fifties and eventually, he was awarded as the man of the series. With that award, MS Dhoni became the oldest Indian player to receive a man of the series award.

Even though MS Dhoni was awarded with the award, there were many criticisms on the former skipper when he was batting as he took some extra balls to score.

But there is always a wish among the fans as well as some experts that MS Dhoni will be suitable for the n0.4 position as he is missing his old touches as a finisher and have the ability to stop the flow of wickets.

In the Melbourne ODI, MS Dhoni came at no.4 position and played a match-winning knock for India. In the post match presentation he said that he was ready to bat at any batting position that the team demands from him.

“Whether I play at 4 or 6, we need to see if the team balance can be retained. Important thing is for me to bat where the team needs, I’m happy to bat lower down at 6.”

The 37-year old also explained why it was important to take the match deep and also gave credit to Kedhar Jadhav for supporting him well from the other end.

“It was a slow wicket, so it was difficult to hit whenever you wanted to. It was important to take it deep. No point going after the bowlers who are doing well, so that was the gameplan. Of course, supported brilliantly by Kedar, who plays unorthodox shots.”