MS Dhoni spotted in India's dressing room in Ranchi
- Dhoni was seen talking to another Jharkhand cricketer, Shahbaz Nadeem, who made his debut in the 3rd India-South Africa Test
- Dhoni, who retired from Test cricket in 2014 has been on sabbatical after India's semi-final exit in the ICC ODI World Cup
- India won the third Test against South Africa by an innings and 202 runs
NEW DELHI: Ranchi’s favourite son MS Dhoni may no longer play Test cricket, but he made his presence felt at the JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi on Tuesday. The former India captain was in the Indian dressing room on the fourth day of the India-South Africa Test.
Dhoni was seen talking to and encouraging another Jharkhand cricketer, Shahbaz Nadeem, who made his debut in the third India-South Africa Test and took four wickets.
With India completing the formality of wrapping up the South African second innings in the first 10 minutes of the day's play on Tuesday, Dhoni’s presence made the victory even sweeter for the team and fans.
India on the fourth day of the third Test wrapped up the match in just twelve deliveries, with Nadeem claiming the wickets of Theunis de Bruyn and Lungi Ngidi off consecutive deliveries.
Look who's here 😍 https://t.co/whS24IK4Ir— BCCI (@BCCI) 1571720734000
India Head coach Ravi Shastri also tweeted a photo with Dhoni, with the caption: 'Great to see a true Indian legend in his den after a fantastic series win.'
Great to see a true Indian legend in his den after a fantastic series win #Dhoni #TeamIndia #INDvsSA https://t.co/P1XKR0iobZ— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) 1571723926000
Reporter: When in Ranchi, a visit to the local boy's crib beckons? 🤔🤔 Virat: Be our guest 😉😁 #TeamIndia #INDvSA https://t.co/HLdDYX3Pxn— BCCI (@BCCI) 1571724480000
Dhoni, who retired from Test cricket in 2014 has been on sabbatical after India's semi-final exit in the ICC ODI World Cup earlier this year.
With the gigantic victory margin of an innings and 202 runs, India also claimed their biggest ever win against the Proteas.
India won the series 3-0 and also consolidated their position at the top of the ICC World Test Championship points table. India now have a total of 240 WTC points with two consecutive series victories.