Apropos your report ‘India clinch maiden bilateral ODI series Down Under’ (The Hans India, January 19), my hearty congratulations to Team India for an exceptional victory in the Third One Day International (ODI) Match, played against the Aussies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. With the victory, the Indian Team clinched the series of 3 ODI Matches with a 2-1 lead. The win is highly laudable as it is for the first time that an Indian team has defeated the Team Australia in their home ground in an ODI Series and in a Test Series as well. Their splendid performance has heartened all the Indian fans.
The Indian cricket team's wicketkeeper-batsman and the former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has made a massive comeback in the ODIs. He consecutively scored three fifties in the three ODIs and also remained unbeatable (Not Out) in the last two ODIs played at the Adelaide Oval and Melbourne Cricket Ground respectively. Considering the bowling side, the Indian leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal highly impressed the Indian fans as he took six wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and became the ‘Player Of The Match.’
With a magnificent match winning knock of 87 runs in the decider match of the series, MS Dhoni has once again shown his extreme importance for the Indian Cricket team. “A player's form may be temporary, but his class remains permanent” - this is what, Dhoni has proven. The victory of Team India has made it clear that the Indian Team bears the aptitude of defeating any other country in their home ground without any difficulty.