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. 

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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. 

All in all, people missed Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the hashtag #Dhoni started trending on Twitter. 


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. 

But a majority felt the presence of Dhoni would’ve really made a difference in the result. 

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.