Team India put on yet another commanding performance last night to complete a 3-0 whitewash over the Sri Lankans in the Twenty-20 international series. The ‘Men in Blue’ won the third and final T20I by five wickets at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai amidst the Christmas buzz.
Following India's emphatic show, the legendary wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni along with his team-mates appeared to be in a festive mood as they were spotted donning the Santa caps. In particular, Dhoni was seen sporting a very different Santa cap and his new look brought the Twitterverse alive.
Santa arrived in Mumbai after finishing the match in his new Jersey ???? pic.twitter.com/vfpmeCrvRG— Trends Dhoni ™ (@TrendsDhoni) December 24, 2017
MS Dhoni delivers happiness every day. My Santa all year long! ❤ pic.twitter.com/FdjF0XeG37— MSDian Harshali???????? (@DhonixFaithful) December 24, 2017
#Dhoni at his best! And also the cutest with that santa cap!— Prajakta (@praj_kumbhar) December 24, 2017
For quite some time, Dhoni was under the scrutiny for his rather circumspect approach in Twenty-20 internationals. However, it all changed during the first T20I against Sri Lanka in Cuttack as the wicket-keeper batsman was promoted up the order by the team management and he delivered it with a quick fire 39 off 22 balls.
Seeing the way Dhoni approached his innings after coming to bat in the 13th over, stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma had said that the legendary glovesman is an ideal man for the no. 4 slot.
"MSD (Dhoni), he's just class. No. 4 really paid off. He's played so many games for us, won so many games for us and moving forward, we feel making him bat at No. 4 is ideal," Rohit had said in the post-match presentation ceremony after the first T20I Cuttack.
"For a long period of time, MS has been finishing games off, but we want him to bat freely now, without that pressure. We were not sure what the ideal score would be, with dew and the wicket playing weirdly. So I thought 180 was a great effort," he further added.
In the second T20I at Indore, the Jharkhand man didn’t get a chance to bat while he made an unbeaten 16 off 10 deliveries in the third and final match at Wankhede.