Ahead of the 2nd ODI between India and Sri Lanka in Mohali today (December 13), MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya were involved in a 100-metre race during the warm-up sessions. Read on to find out who won.
In the opening ODI in Dharamsala where India's top order was blown away in swinging conditions, Dhoni stood like a rock to rescue the side. He hit a half century (65) to once again prove his worth in the team.
Dhoni once again answered his critics with his bat. Now, he has shown all why he is one of the fittest cricketers in the current Indian squad.
At 36, Dhoni is in the evening of his international career, but that doesn't hold him back from doing his fitness drills and contributing to the team. Pandya, the 24-year-old all-rounder today got to know how tough it is to beat the veteran cricketer.
The 100m dash was won by Dhoni. With this, he has inspired a lot of youngsters not only in the Indian squad but across the country who aspire to play at the highest level.
The official Twitter handle of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) tweeted the video of Dhoni vs Pandya 100m dash.
It wrote, "A quick 100 metre dash between @msdhoni and @hardikpandya7. Any guesses on who won it in the end? #TeamIndia #INDvSL."
This is not the first time Dhoni has shown his top physical fitness. In October, "Star Sports" had analysed how fast he runs between the wickets. It was recorded, during an India-Australia game that his top speed was 31 kilometres per hour.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka captain captain Thisara Perera won the toss again and chose to bowl first in Mohali. India handed international debut to Tamil Nadu's young all-rounder Washington Sundar in place of Kuldeep Yadav. The visitors are unchanged from the first ODI, which they won by seven wickets.