Indian commander Virat Kohli won the hurl and chose for bat first in Edgbaston and his openers defended the call by the captain. They put on a strong opening stand and at one phase, the Indian side was taking a gander at cruising past 350. In any case, wickets fell at standard interims which hindered the scoring rate and by and by, MS Dhoni was hanging in, attempting to take the innings till the last finished. He even rejected singles in the last finished, however the last thrive did not come.
While his strategies were addressed, Indian batting symbol Sachin Tendulkar tossed his weight behind the prepared campaigner and said that the wicket-manager batsman did what was best for the side.
"I felt it was a significant innings and he (MS Dhoni) did precisely what was directly for the group. On the off chance that he remains till the 50th over, he can help different folks around him. He is required to do that and he did that," Sachin disclosed to India Today.
"For him, it is increasingly about the group. Whatever is the need of great importance, one needs to do that and on Tuesday, he did that flawlessly," he further included.
Curiously, Sachin had reprimanded Dhoni for his slow innings against Afghanistan and had proposed that the senior expert expected to play with increasingly purpose.
"I felt somewhat baffled, it could have been vastly improved. I was likewise not content with the association among Kedar and Dhoni, it was moderate. We batted 34 overs of turn bowling and scored 119 runs. This was one zone where we didn't look agreeable by any stretch of the imagination. There was no positive purpose," Sachin had said after that coordinate.