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Never MS with Dhoni: Twitter reacts to India’s Asia Cup win

cricket Updated: Mar 07, 2016 14:13 IST
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni hit a couple of sixes in the 14th over to take India home.(AFP Photo)

India beat Bangladesh by eight wickets in Dhaka on Sunday to lift the Asia Cup for a record sixth time, marking a perfect end to their preparation for the World T20, which gets underway in India on Tuesday.

Ahead of the match, social media was abuzz after a fan’s photoshopped image of Bangladesh bowler Taskin Ahmed carrying the severed head of Dhoni went viral.

Dhoni and especially Indian fans had sweet revenge in the end though as the skipper smashed two towering sixes in the penultimate over to finish the game in style.

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Not surprisingly, Twitter users had a lot to say about that image following India’s win.

When Bangladesh play India, cross-border jokes are all too common.

The excellent groundstaff at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium helped get the wet outfield ready for play in a relatively quick two hours. But perhaps the match would have gone better for Bangladesh if they hadn’t.

Rohit Sharma’s failure with the bat didn’t go unnoticed.

Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli were kept relatively quiet until the fifth over, before they cut loose with a flurry of boundaries. The home crowd went silent immediately.

Dhoni came in to bat with 22 runs still left. This time, the skipper didn’t wait for the last over.

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who will play Dhoni in a biopic on the skipper, also tweeted about the winning runs.

For a game that was shortened following heavy rains earlier in the evening, the post-match presentation ceremony was a painfully long affair.

(The tweets included above reflect personal views. Hindustan Times does not support them)

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