Video: MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya race in 100m dash

Australia v India - Game 5

@mahi7781 vs @hardikpandya93 in a 100-metre dash! Guess who ended up winning! #TeamIndia #INDvSL

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Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni, who was India's lone star in their loss to Sri Lanka in the teams' first ODI, is a man of many talents. A gifted footballer in addition to his skills with gloves and bat, MS Dhoni is doubtless very fit.

Surat native Hardik Pandya, who has been active in first-class cricket for a number of years, hit the big time with the Mumbai Indians in 2015 and since then, has found himself on a number of T20I squads for India.

He made his T20I and ODI debuts last year, his Test debut in 2017, and has especially excelled in T20s.

2017 could well be described as Pandya's year - he has won three Man of the Match awards this year, two of them in One-day internationals, and a Player of the Series award when Australia toured India earlier this year.

Both players are in the pink of health and fitness, and decided to face off against each other in a 100m dash ahead of the second India - Sri Lanka ODI in Chandigarh. Pandya, the younger of the pair at 24 years old, may have been expected to win that race. But MS Dhoni, at 36 years old, proved that he is still up there with the best of them, barely breaking a sweat as he beat Hardik Pandya.

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Edited by Anuradha Santhanam
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