MS Dhoni hit his third half century in a row and won the Man-of-the-series award. His 87 not out was well complemented by Jadhav with an unbeaten 61 as the duo took the team home in the final over. India were set a target of 231
Melbourne: Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar joined several other former cricketers in praising India for their historic ODI series victory over Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Friday.
Yuzvendra Chahal, MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav came in for high praise from ex-cricketers and fans on social media after India's seven-wicket win in the third and final ODI. Most of them praised Dhoni and slammed his critics.
Dhoni hit his third half century in a row and won the Man-of-the-series award. His 87 not out was well complemented by Jadhav with an unbeaten 61 as the duo took the team home in the final over for a 2-1 series triumph. India were set a target of 231.
This was India's maiden bilateral ODI series triumph Down Under. Virat Kohli and his men ended the tour with a grand double after having claimed their maiden Test series win (2-1) earlier this month.
Former India players VVS Laxman, Mohammad Kaif, Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Suresh Raina and others tweeted wishes to 'Men in Blue' and hailed Dhoni's performance.
Here are some of the reactions from Twitter.
Solid team effort to win the ODI series as well and finish a tour filled with excellent cricket.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 18, 2019
Happy to see @JadhavKedar stand up and deliver when given the opportunity and support @msdhoni, who once again played the role of the anchor beautifully! #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/okwQPXFwsr
Om Finishaya Namah !— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 18, 2019
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Wonderful calm, composed innings from Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav playing a very important hand. So India do the double, win the test and the one-day series as well. This has been a very fruitful Australia tour for Team India .— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 18, 2019
Another series win for team 🇮🇳 congratulations. 🇦🇺 with lots of work to do in all three formats 🏏— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) January 18, 2019
Aussie Aussie Aussie naaahhh.its INDIA INDIA INDIA #AusvInd 🏆— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) January 18, 2019
Super successful test series and India addressing all the concerns in the ODI side in style. Chahal and Kedar granbing their chances in style, Bhuvi back at his best, Shami impressive and most importantly Dhoni answering with the bat in style— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) January 18, 2019
Super Game of 🏏 well done boys @BCCI more than the series result I think big big plus for India it’s good to see @msdhoni s form going forward which is going to be very crucial.. sabash @JadhavKedar mza aa gya 🔥 2-1 💪 great way to finish the tour— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) January 18, 2019
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Last Updated 18, Jan 2019, 6:30 PM