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MS Dhoni back in nets after hamstring injury as India gear up for 4th ODI vs New Zealand

At 37, Dhoni has been one of the fittest Indian cricketers of the current generation and it's a rare occasion when fans witness an Indian line-up sans his name in white-ball cricket.

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New Delhi Published on: January 30, 2019 11:59 IST
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Dhoni sat out the 3rd ODI due to a hamstring injury

Former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was seen training in the nets after he sat out the 3rd ODI against New Zealand due to a hamstring, making it only the third occasion when the veteran stumper was forced out of the playing XI.

At 37, Dhoni has been one of the fittest Indian cricketers of the current generation and it's a rare occasion when fans witness an Indian line-up sans his name in white-ball cricket.

The last time he was out of the playing XI was way back in 2013 when he missed three ODIs due to a hamstring injury in a tri-series in the West Indies.

Now with Dhoni back in the nets, it's still quite uncertain whether he may make an appearance for the 4th ODI, which practically seems to be a dead rubber as India have already taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. 

The BCCI took to Twitter to upload a few snapshots, with Dhoni, Dhawan, Khaleel and Pandya training. Take a look. 

It is quite possible that the reserve players might make an appearance as Khaleel or Siraj can come in for Shami, who has had a hectic schedule so far. Youngster Shubman Gill may get to debut and come in place of rester skipper Virat Kohli for the remaining two ODIs against New Zealand. 

READ: Match Prediction and Probable Playing XI of India vs New Zealand 4th ODI

A formidable Indian team completely dominated an out of sorts New Zealand for a series-clinching seven-wicket win in the third ODI, continuing to send a resounding message of its near invincibility to every World Cup opposition.

 
With an unassailable lead in the five-match series, skipper Virat Kohli signed off his tour Down Under on a high with a first ODI series win in New Zealand in 10 years.

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