MS Dhoni's last match against Australia was remembered as India lost 1st ODI in Wankhede (Source: Twitter)
The first match of the ODI series between India and Australia did not go in the favour of the hosts as India lost by 10 wickets at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Tuesday. Australia openers David Warner and Aaron Finch both hit centuries as Australia scored 258 without loss in 37.4 overs, in reply to India's 255 all out.
Virat Kohli's decision to drop himself down to the number four position backfired in the series opener on Tuesday, prompting the Indian skipper to say that he might have to 'rethink' his plans going into the second ODI in Rajkot.
Kohli, who received criticism online, told fans not to panic over his batting position, while 'Dhoni' started trending on Twitter. The audience at the Wankhede stadium broke into chants when stand-in keeper KL Rahul missed a simple catch.
Interestingly, India last won a match at this venue way back in 2011. Back then, Dhoni was the captain of the Indian side which defeated England by six wickets. Prior to this, India and Australia have met thrice at this venue with India emerging victorious in just one game.
KL Rahul misses the ball
— Vinesh Prabhu (@vlp1994) January 14, 2020
Crowd chanting 'Dhoni Dhoni' when KL Rahul fails to collect the ball. The truth is, be it Mohali, Mumbai, Kerala or any other place, this man is missed everywhere around India. This defines his legacy.#INDvAUS
— ???? (@FourOverthrows) January 14, 2020
— ?????? ?????? (@prakashkohur) January 14, 2020
— Royal Hindustani (@RudraPr53514061) January 14, 2020
— Saurabh Singh (@100rabhsingh781) January 14, 2020
— Jainik_Shah (@Jainik94317378) January 14, 2020
#Dhoni is trending
Unofficially Retire ho jaane ke baad bhi Har match ke baad Fans aur Haters dono Dhoni-Dhoni karte hain????
Stardom ho to Aisa ?? pic.twitter.com/R6i4cj8GOn
— . (@_Dhoni_SRK) January 14, 2020
— DHONI Trends™ (@TrendsDhoni) January 15, 2020
— Arpit Yadav (@arpity007) January 14, 2020
Only Captain to win a match against Australia in wankhede !
Only Indian Captain to score century against Australia in Odi !
— Adarsh Sharma (@Adarsh_Samarpit) January 14, 2020
Haven't seen any other player than
MS Dhoni ever who's been trending like him whenever India lose a game without him in the squad.
We are not gonna get another msd in future ????.
— Harshu (@Harshit20850130) January 14, 2020
— Prashant Akadwar ? (@akadwar) January 14, 2020
— Lucky Pareta Official (@imLuckypareta) January 14, 2020
The manner of India's defeat, which came after dominating limited-overs series wins against West Indies and Sri Lanka, has left the hosts with plenty to ponder ahead of the second game in Rajkot on Friday. It was also India's fourth straight loss against the Aussies at home.