- Raina Dhoni slipped to number four in the 2015 ODI World Cup
- Virat Kohli with 107 runs and Suresh Raina with 74 runs
- India scored 300 runs while Pakistan were bowled out for 227
New Delhi: Pakistan have not been able to beat India in the ODI World Cup. The two teams have met seven times but India won. In the 2015 World Cup group match India beat Pakistan by 76 runs. Virat Kohli’s century was crucial in that day’s success. Suresh Raina, however, also played a crucial role in the game.
Dhoni, who captained Raina at the time, was batting unexpectedly at number four. Dhoni’s strategy was successful. Raina said Ajinkya Rahane was the number four batsman. Raina also recalled that Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan had been batting well and Dhoni had approached him and asked him to sing immediately.
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He did not dare to bat at number five. He was eating a sandwich while watching the match. Suddenly, Dhoni asked me to prepare for the batting. Dhoni said he was going to bat as soon as he got out. Raina, who hit 74 off 56 balls, added 110 runs with Virat Kohli.
After the match, Raina asked Dhoni why he wanted to put him at number four. Dhoni’s reply was that he was earlier set out to play against leg-spinner Yasir Shah. Raina’s record against leg spinners is excellent. Yasir Shah did not get a wicket in the match. He also gave away 60 runs in 8 overs. Raina says Dhoni’s quick decisions at some point in the game are successful. In that game, India scored 300 runs and Pakistan were bowled out for 227.