Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday landed at his home town Ranchi to play the third ODI against Australia. The local boy was welcomed at the airport by hundreds of fans.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took to Twitter to share the video of MS Dhoni at the airport. "Ranchi - Look who's here - @msdhoni #TeamIndia #INDvAUS," read the tweet on BCCI's official twitter handle.
Dhoni, who is at the fag end of his long and illustrious career, is enjoying an excellent run with the bat. Though he got out on a golden duck in the Nagpur ODI, but in the opening match, Dhoni played a match-winning knock of 59*.
Dhoni has played three matches at the JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi and has got only a couple of opportunities to bat as one of the games got washed out. In the two innings, Dhoni scored 10* vs England on October 23, 2013, and 11 against New Zealand on October 26, 2016.
The third ODI against Australia could well be Dhoni's last outing at his home ground and the local boy would be looking to make full use of this opportunity. Fans are also excited to see their hero play at the home turf.
India are already 2-0 up in the series and will look to take an unassailable lead in Ranchi on Friday.
Dhoni is one of the most loved cricketers in India and the world recently witnessed a small example of his popularity when a fan breached the security in pursuit of a hug from the charismatic former captain during the second ODI in Nagpur.
However, true to his funny nature, Dhoni did embrace the man but only after making him run for it.