The former Indian captain was to be the stand-in captain for the game in Dubai, with the designated Rohit Sharma being rested for the game. India made plenty of changes to the side, with their captain, Shikhar Dhawan, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar sitting out of the clash in order to give the remaining players in the squad a game. Khaleel Ahmed, Manish Pandey, KL Rahul, Siddharth Kaul and debutant Deepak Chahar were to play in the game.
Once the news spread that Dhoni was going to lead the side, social media burst out with excitement.
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 25, 2018
Captaincy To MS Dhoni ❤ pic.twitter.com/NPBjSQ3dVV
— Abhishek Singh (@dhoni_abhishek) September 25, 2018
— Virat Kohli FC (@KOHLI_JEE2) September 25, 2018
"It's all destiny and I have always believed in that!"
When MS Dhoni walked out as captain for the 2⃣0⃣0⃣th time in ODIs, Indian fans were hit with a severe case of goosebumps and nostalgia! #INDvAFG pic.twitter.com/7DdjqQqQVl
— SPN- Sports (@SPNSportsIndia) September 25, 2018
— Varun Rathod (@VarunRathod9) September 25, 2018
MS back leading the kind of bowling line-up he would love to have (even if there are better options around) and also the kind he led in all his years as Indian captain.
— Alagappan V (@IndianMourinho) September 25, 2018
Dhoni has given up on captaincy. But captaincy hasn't given up on Dhoni. #INDvBAN
— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) September 21, 2018
— ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ (@firkiii) September 25, 2018
— Harshvardhan Agrawal (@Harsh_humour) September 25, 2018
— Mask Indian (@Mr_LoLwa) September 25, 2018
Rohit sacrificed his 200 to give Dhoni his 200...#Legend #AsiaCup2018 #INDvAFG
— Aakash (@sailor_aakash) September 25, 2018
First Published: September 25, 2018, 5:34 PM IST