MS Dhoni bats at the nets | File Photo

Former Indian captain, MS Dhoni is currently battling the toughest phase of his international cricket career as a batsman. The wicket-keeper batsman has been unable to get going despite his best efforts and it has resulted in him losing his spot in India’s T20I squads for the series against Windies and Australia.

Dhoni once again failed in the Third ODI at Pune scoring just 7 runs, and with young Rishabh Pant looking more at ease in international cricket, the pressure seems to be only increasing on one of the greatest players in white-ball cricket.

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Dhoni sweat it out today for a 45-minute session at the Cricket Club of India, facing local bowlers ahead of 4th ODI at Brabourne Stadium on Monday. He was seen chatting to assistant coach, Sanjay Bangar about few things.

Rohit Sharma, Manish Pandey, KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja and all-rounder Kedar Jadhav who is returning from a hamstring injury, were also seen at the optional practice session.

The series is currently at 1-1 after a strong comeback by Windies in the last two games, making Monday’s ODI all that more crucial for both teams.

(With PTI inputs)

By Saurabh Malhotra