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'Ek practise session bhi kr hi lo team ke saath' - Fans react as MS Dhoni visits Indian dressing room ahead of 1st T20I vs NZ

MS Dhoni, the former Indian captain, paid a visit to the Indian dressing room ahead of the first T20I to be played on Friday.

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'Ek practise session bhi kr hi lo team ke saath' - Fans react as MS Dhoni visits Indian dressing room ahead of 1st T20I vs NZ

'Ek practise session bhi kr hi lo team ke saath' - Fans react as MS Dhoni visits Indian dressing room ahead of 1st T20I vs NZ (Image Source: Twitter)

India won the ODI series against New Zealand on January 24, Tuesday, 3-0 and the Hardik Pandya-led team will take on the Kiwis in a three-match T20I series slated on Friday. Ahead of the series, Pandya, in the early hours of Thursday, posted an image with former team India captain MS Dhoni, captioning it ‘Sholay 2 coming soon’. 

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For the unversed, the first T20I will take place at Ranchi, Dhoni’s hometown and the former Indian captain took his time out to visit the Indian dressing room, sharing his thoughts and experiences with the young setup. To add more, the Indian cricket board’s social media handle released the video on Thursday and as one could expect, it broke the internet as fans went crazy over the same. 

Dhoni was spotted having exchanges with captain Pandya, youngster Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill and allrounder Washington Sundar. The 41-year-old met and greeted the coaching staff and fans claimed that it was a kind gesture from the Indian great. The youngsters, on the other hand, looked delighted after meeting who can be called one of the greatest captains to have led India. 

Watch MS Dhoni visiting team India’s dressing room here: 

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Can Hardik Pandya and his men crush New Zealand in the T20I series?

Post the dismal exit in the 20-20 World Cup 2022, the Indian selectors are looking forward and have so far sidelined veterans Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. In all likelihood, Pandya might be the future white-ball captain of the Men in Blue and it remains to be seen if the allrounder could pull out a series win against the mighty Black Caps, carrying on with the momentum.

As far as Pandya’s captaincy record in T20Is are concerned, the right-handed batter has captained the team in 8 matches and won 6 of them, with 1 ending in a defeat and 1 with no result. It was under his captaincy, that the Gujarat franchise won the Indian T20 League in 2022 in what was their maiden appearance in the highly competitive tournament. 

Here’s  how fans have reacted to MS Dhoni’s visit to the Indian dressing room: 

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