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MS Dhoni or Hardik Pandya, who is the faster runner? We finally have the answer

MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya are both exceptional athletes, as proved by a video posted by the BCCI in which the two partake in a quick race ahead of the second ODI vs Sri Lanka at Mohali.

india vs sri lanka 2017 Updated: Dec 13, 2017 13:16 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya are both exceptional athletes, but which of the two is the quicker runner? (PTI)

MS Dhoni might be getting up there in terms of age, but he is still one of the fastest runners in the world of cricket and his fitness levels are still as high as ever. (IND v SL updates)

Hardik Pandya, widely regarded one of the best emerging players in India, has also made a name for himself in recent times as an athlete par excellence. (IND v SL scorecard)

So, who is the faster runner between the two? On Wednesday, cricket lovers got their answer as a video posted by the BCCI on its official twitter account showed Dhoni and Pandya competing in a quick 100-metre race.

Both players are neck-in-neck in the early parts of the race. However, towards the end, Dhoni seemed to have edged Pandya by the narrowest of margins.

The contest again underlined the amazing fitness level Dhoni maintains even at the age of 36. It would be interesting to see if Pandya, 24, retains the same level of fitness when he reaches that stage in his life.

Both Pandya and Dhoni are part of Indian cricket squad for the three-match ODI series vs the Sri Lankan cricket team. Sri Lanka lead the series 1-0 after beating the hosts by seven wickets in the first match at Dharamsala.

The second ODI is currently taking place in Mohali.

First Published: Dec 13, 2017 13:14 IST