India took on a spirited Bangladesh side in the first T20 match at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Despite having credible names against a rather depleted Bangladeshi squad, India went down to lose their first ever T20 contest at home.
A few goof-ups here and there, a comic over by Yuzvendra Chahal, where India missed the opportunity to dismiss two set batsmen, and a wasted review courtesy of Rishabh Pant; it all happened before Mushfiqur Rahim's knock took Bangladesh home.
A few fans went the extra mile to boo Pant and chant Dhoni's name after he made a poor decision, costing India their only review. Someone rightly pointed it out.
I know Indian cricket fans will always love MS Dhoni (well of course!)...— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) November 3, 2019
But to see Delhi crowd jeer Rishabh Pant with “Dhoni Dhoni” chant at failed DRS appeal is disappointing. This is Pant’s homeground... for crying out loud. Show some love to the kid. #IndvBan
But a majority felt the presence of Dhoni would've really made a difference in the result.
Rohit Kohli both are very good players but they only win when the match in there favour but Dhoni mostly time win unfavourable match and thats make him unique...#Dhoni #MSDhoni #INDvBAN https://t.co/uq6q3cUgEt— Helicopter king😘😘😘 (@RitambharaChot3) November 4, 2019
We don't have any doubt about @RishabhPant17 & his talent but suggest @BCCI & @SGanguly99 to give some more time to him with @msdhoni bcz he is the only person who can do miracles so let's call the King back to the Team. #Dhoni #IndvsBan#RishabhPant pic.twitter.com/NnzBJ7bVXK— Rj Rex (@RJ_REXX) November 4, 2019
India lost to https://t.co/NjN39pF6FT Cricket. While selectors were flaunting their skills in ignoring #MSDhoni. Now forget about winning #T20WorldCup.— IndianBlogger (@TiwarySir) November 4, 2019
I have always wondered why #Dhoni was dropped from captaincy just for the heck of it. He is still world's best captain. #CSK
Even though Pant's mistake will only make him a better cricketer in the future, Dhoni has been a proven winner in the trickiest of situations, just like one we had yesterday against Bangladesh.