Crew India mentor MS Dhoni changed into considered giving maintaining drills to the young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant on the sidelines of the India vs Australia warm-up match prior to the T20 World Cup 2021 in Dubai on Wednesday (October 20).
Dhoni changed into considered throwing balls underarm, while Pant had to win it with one stump in front of him. This drill is being executed in interpret to attend Pant sharpen his talents against spinners within the low turners in UAE.
Notably, Rishabh changed into rested for the match as India determined to give up the maintaining gloves to Ishan Kishan. In the meantime, the cameras captured Dhoni working with Pant when the play changed into halted for about a minutes ensuing from sightscreen issues on the venue and for the reason that video is doing rounds on social media.
Here’s the viral video:
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Speaking about the match, Crew India produced a scientific efficiency with both bat and ball as they thrashed Australia by 9 wickets in their 2d warm-up game, prior to the Sizable 12 stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.
Indian bowlers, particularly spinners, picked crucial wickets at traditional intervals and restricted Australia to 152/5 in 20 overs.
Chasing 153 for victory, openers gave India a brisk commence with KL Rahul over again being the aggressor. In opposition to the spinners, Rahul checked out absolute ease as he smashed Agar and Zampa down the floor for 2 sixes and a four. Rohit, on the assorted conclude, changed into overjoyed to play 2d fiddle.
Rahul lastly fell to Ashton Agar, attempting to determined the boundary over again handiest to search out David Warner within the deep. By the time Rahul changed into out, Sharma had bought his gape in and took over the mettle of mosey-scoring. He introduced up his half of-century with a comely cleave off Marcus Stoinis.
Suryakumar Yadav, who came to bat at Quantity 3, too bought some precious runs to take his self perception prior to India’s Sizable 12 opener against Pakistan. Both, Rohit and Suryakumar made batting survey straightforward as they hit a flurry of boundaries.
When India wished 26 off 30, Rohit determined to retire himself out to provide Hardik Pandya some much-wished game time and it changed into lastly him who sealed the game with a straight six, with 13 balls final.
Earlier within the day, Australia skipper Aaron Finch chose to bat first against the Rohit Sharma-led Indian team. India chose to commence with dawdle at one conclude and reaped immediate rewards as Ashwin sent David Warner and Mitchell Marsh help to the pavilion off consecutive balls.
Ravindra Jadeja scalped Aaron Finch off his first ball after which Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell own steadied the ship as Australia bound into the drinks spoil at 57/3. Correct when it seemed love Maxwell changed into coming into into the groove, Rahul Chahar bought the larger of him with the googly.
Steve Smith soon introduced up a properly-made half of-century after smashing Shardul Thakur for 3 consecutive fours. Stoinis’s unbeaten 25-ball 41 helped Australia post 152/5 on the tip of 20.
Transient Ratings: Australia 152/5 (Steve Smith 57, Marcus Stoinis 41; Ravichandran Ashwin 2-8) vs India 153/2 (Rohit Sharma 60, KL Rahul 39; Ashton Agar 1-14).