MSD, The Finisher
When Mahendra Singh Dhoni hit the six off Shaminda Eranga in the last over of Tri Series final, the Indian Captain brought back memories of his famous hit against same opponents in the World Cup 2011 Final.
Dhoni, who walked at the fall of Rohit Sharma, was faced with the task of anchoring the innings and staying till the end. Dhoni responded perfectly by pacing the innings according to the situation.
Though the Indian bowlers restricted Lanka to 201 inside 50 overs, it seemed to be tricky chase with India having a slight edge. Only Rohit Sharma kept his cool and was striking well, but the Islanders, backed by a terrific spell by Eranga and Herath came back strongly and made the chase difficult. But when Dhoni walked in to bat, he had different plans as he stayed calm initially and respected the bowlers.
He was extremely patient throughout the knock, took his time to build a solid platform for himself before opting to go after the bowlers. The innings once again brought Dhoni’s cool-headed style of play to the fore
One definitely wonders of his approach towards the game. He took calculated risks and was well supported by lower order batsman. And finally in the last over he finished in the way in which he is considered as the best. He let it go first delivery then Pummeled the next three deliveries for series of 6, 4 and 6.With this knock MSD has once again underlined his credentials as the BEST FINISHER of the game.