224 vs Australia, Chennai 2013
MS Dhoni is the ultimate troubleshooter. He is often India's repair man down the order. His heroic match-winning and match-saving knocks in the one-dayers are known to all. Even in Tests, he has often singlehadedly dragged India out of trouble. In fact, India have not lost a Test in which Dhoni has scored a ton. The latest addition to that list, his superb double-ton against the Aussies was yet another MSD cracker that came when India needed it the most.
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Dhoni came in to bat on the third day when India lost Tendulkar and were still trailing Australia by 186 runs. Dhoni struck an outstanding partnership with Virat Kohli for the fifth wicket. Dhoni was purely aggressive from the outset as he assaulted almost every single Aussie bowler. After Kohli's departure, Dhoni hung on with the tail-enders to secure a solid 1st innings lead for India.
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Should Kohli replace Dhoni as India's Test captain?
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- Yes, Dhoni is too defensive a captain for Test matches. India needs an aggressive personality at the helm of affairs
- No, With two big tours in England and Australia, India must bank on seasoned Dhoni to lead a young, inexperienced team
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