Even as the cricketing fraternity of the country had almost written him off, former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni re-invented himself since the Sri Lanka series. Bringing all his experience into play, Dhoni bailed India out of trouble on more than one occasion. Once was against Sri Lanka, when the team was in dire straits in the second one-dayer, having lost seven wickets for just 131 runs chasing a modest target. Dhoni along with Bhuvneshwar Kumar added 100 for the eighth wicket to take the visitors home. He then repeated the feat against Australia in the first ODI when India had lost half their side with just 87 on the board. The former India captain and Hardik Pandya added 118 runs for the sixth wicket to take the hosts to a challenging total of 281 for 7 in 50 overs. Both the matches ended with wins for the Men in Blue.
While Dhoni has quietly made a point, answering his critics in the best possible way -- with bat in hand -- the 36-year-old had distinctly made a change in his cricketing gear which seems to be working for the Indian wicket-keeper.