When Dhoni and Kohli-starrer Team India side proudly sported their mothers' names on ODI jerseys

When Dhoni and Kohli-starrer Team India side proudly sported their mothers' names on ODI jerseys

The Team India side was lauded by the entire sports fraternity for making the powerful and emotive statement during the series decider against New Zealand at the Vizag in 2016.

Two-time 50-over World Cup-winning Team India side is known for scripting history and dominating the gentlemen's game across all formats. In 2016, the Men In Blue etched their name in the history books by coming up with an incredible gesture that simply touched everyone's hearts. Thanking all the mothers for their efforts and sacrifices, the then MS Dhoni-led Team India side was seen sporting special jerseys in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) against New Zealand at Visakhapatnam's Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium.

For the first time in the history of the sport, the Indian cricket team led by legendary captain Dhoni was seen sporting their mothers' names on the famous Team India jerseys. The Team India side was lauded by the entire sports fraternity for making the powerful and emotive statement during the series decider against New Zealand at the Vizag in 2016. On the special occasion of Mother's Day, let's relive the wonderful gesture of the Indian cricket team.

Talking about the match, the Dhoni-led Team India side was eyeing an impressive series win over the Black Caps in the 5th and final ODI match at Vizag. Batting first in the series decider, Indian opener Rohit Sharma took the New Zealand bowler to the cleaners with his powerful knock. While Rohit's opening partner Ajinkya Rahane departed for 39-ball 20, the Hitman continued his batting onslaught and scored 70 of 65 balls.

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Future captain Virat Kohli scored a crucial 65 and the batting maestro also enjoyed a match-changing run stand with skipper Dhoni who scored a gritty 41- run knock. Riding on half-centuries from Rohit and Kohli, Team India managed to set a challenging 270-run target for the Kane Williamson-led side. In reply, the visitors were bowled for 79 as spinner Amit Mishra bagged a match-winning five-wicket haul to help India register a massive 190-run win.

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