Watch: MS Dhoni, KL Rahul in full flow at nets ahead of India’s World Cup 2019 opener

first_imgWatch: MS Dhoni, KL Rahul in full flow at nets ahead of India’s World Cup 2019 openerMahendra Singh Dhoni was seen sweating it out in the nets in Southampton ahead of India’s first match of the World Cup 2019 against South Africa on June 5.advertisement Rohan Sen SouthamptonJune 3, 2019UPDATED: June 3, 2019 16:49 IST MS Dhoni hit a few balls out of the park in Southampton (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBCCI posted videos of MS Dhoni and KL Rahul sweating it out in the nets in SouthamptonTeam India will open its World Cup 2019 campaign vs South Africa on June 5Dhoni and Rahul had both hit hundreds in India’s 2nd warm-up game vs Bangladesh on May 28Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was in his elements in Southampton on Monday as he batted in full flow in the nets ahead of Team India’s opening match of the World Cup 2019 against South Africa on June 5.MS Dhoni went big in the nets session as he hit a few balls out of the park while also worked on his defensive shots at the same time.Dhoni has been in terrific form with the bat this year both for India and Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2019. The 37-year-old has amassed 327 runs in 9 ODIs for India at a staggering average of 81.75 with four half-centuries while in the IPL this season he scored 416 runs in 15 games at 83.20 with three fifties with CSK finishing as the [email protected] hitting them out of the park, nice and easy #TeamIndia #CWC19 (@BCCI) June 3, 2019This is Dhoni’s fourth 50-over World Cup and probably his last and he remains as vital cog in the wheel for Team India being the most experienced player in the side.Virat Kohli will be looking up to Dhoni for advice during the games as he has been doing in white-ball cricket ever since taking over the captaincy.Apart from Dhoni, Karnataka batsman KL Rahul was also seen grinding it out in the nets in Southampton. Rahul more or less settled the debate on who would bat at No.4 for Team India after his magnificent hundred in the warm-up match against Bangladesh on May 28.#TeamIndia batsman @klrahul11 sweating it out in the nets ahead of the first #CWC19 fixture at The Ageas Bowl. (@BCCI) June 3, 2019Rahul hit a classy 108 from 99 balls after walking into bat when India lost both their openers, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, cheaply in overcast conditions. His century was followed by Dhoni’s brutal 113 off 78 balls as India posted 359 for 7 and then bowled out Bangladesh for 264 to win the match by 95 runs in Cardiff.India’s spin-twins Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal both bagged three wickets each in the game while Jasprit Bumrah picked two.India lost it’s first warm-up match against New Zealand but bounced back in style against Bangladesh. Kohli’s side will be up against South Africa, who are yet to taste success in the tournament having lost against hosts England and Bangladesh in their first two games.Also Read | MS Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly standout Indian captains, says Michael ClarkeAlso Read | World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni hits rapid hundred in warm-up against BangladeshAlso Read | Used to call MS Dhoni a terrorist but he became a saint: Former teammateFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow KL RahulFollow Team IndiaFollow World Cup 2019last_img

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