Kohli and Dhoni Missed After India's Humiliating Defeat in Fourth ODI as Fans Meme Out Displeasure
Seeing their team's humiliating collapse, Indian fans couldn't help but miss Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni in the playing XI. Kohli has been rested for fourth and fifth ODI and the three T20Is that follow. While Dhoni's sore hamstring kept him away from playing the contest in Hamilton.
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Kohli and Dhoni fans have lost their collective calm and we can understand why.
After completely dominating the Blackcaps in the first three ODIs, the Men in Blue looked out of colour when they came out to play against New Zealand in the fourth ODI at Seddon Park, Hamilton on Thursday.
Kane Williamson's decision to bowl first proved costly for India as Kiwi pacer Trent Boult produced one of the best spells of his bowling career, picking up Rohit Sharma (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Kedar Jadhav, and Hardik Pandya and finishing with stunning figures 10-4-21-5.
Boult's five-fer and Colin de Grandhomme's tight spell (10-2-26-3) reduced seven Indian batsmen to a single-digit score, and the top scorer for the visitors came in India's number 10 Yuzvendra Chahal who scored 18 (37).
India were all out for a measly 92 runs in 30.5 overs, registering their lowest ODI total in New Zealand.
Seeing their team's humiliating collapse, Indian fans couldn't help but miss Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni in the playing XI. Kohli has been rested for the fourth and fifth ODI and the three T20Is that follow, while Dhoni's sore hamstring kept him away from playing the contest in Hamilton.
Pic 1 : Indian batting with Kohli and DhoniPic 2 : Indian batting without them pic.twitter.com/LuNU2KN1Lh— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) January 31, 2019
India's lowest score at the fall of 6th wicket in ODIs:28 vs SL in 2017 (No Kohli)35 vs NZ in 2019 (No Kohli)*— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) January 31, 2019
“Team looks complete without Kohli” pic.twitter.com/yICfIWQSy3— Vinay (@SemperFiUtd) January 31, 2019
#INDvsNZ 39/6 God must be crazy India is badly missing #Dhoni today.He is the only player who can show great strength n resilience in this type of situation.Get well soon @msdhoni indian team desperately needs youHe is a sun & our team a solar system#4thODI pic.twitter.com/DmX9AXFQHT— Harish Nilange (@Nilangeharish) January 31, 2019
After facing a couple of early hiccups, New Zealand sealed the match comfortably in the 15th over, winning the fourth ODI by 8 wickets.
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