Former Indian captain MS Dhoni reportedly said that he would not want youngsters to try such shots due to the chance of getting injured. When asked about his trademark helicopter shot during an event, "In tennis ball cricket even if it's hit from the toe of the bat the ball still travels a lot but in normal cricket, it has to be the middle part of the bat, so it requires a lot of work. I don't want them to play helicopter shots because they could get injured."
According to a report in The Times of India, a Sri Lankan fan managed to get past security and interrupt India's practice session to take a selfie with MS Dhoni. The fan reportedly first went to Rohit Sharma, mistaking him for Dhoni then pointed towards the area where Dhoni was practicing. The fan took a selfie and was escorted out of the area by Indian support staff. Notably, Dhoni will make his 300th ODI appearance on Thursday.
Former Indian captain MS Dhoni will be playing his 300th ODI match at Colombo's R Premadasa Stadium on Thursday. Dhoni needs just one stumping to become the first wicketkeeper in ODI history to reach the magical milestone of 100 stumpings. Dhoni now has 72 not outs in his ODI career on par with Shaun Pollock and Chaminda Vaas for the most ODI, not outs. Another unbeaten inning will help Dhoni achieve the maximum not outs in ODI cricket.
Former Indian opener Virendra Sehwag reportedly said that there is no one to replace the former captain MS Dhoni in the current Indian setup. "I don't think anyone can replace Dhoni at this point of time. Rishabh Pant is good but he would also need time to replace him. But that can only happen after 2019. It's then when we should think about Dhoni's replacement. Till then let Pant gain experience", Sehwag reportedly told.