Australian opener Usman Khawaja has lauded MS Dhoni for the way he led India to win in tense situation during the first ODI in Hyderabad. Praising MS Dhoni for staying calm and compose under pressure, Khawaja stated Dhoni executes run-chases to perfection most of the times.

His comments come after MS Dhoni stitched an impressive and match winning partnership with Kedar Jadhav in the first ODI of the series.

India were in a spot of bother when Dhoni and Jadhav joined hands. Dhoni once again played the anchor’s role to perfection during an unbeaten 141-run stand with Jadhav. Dhoni remained unbeaten on 59 while Jadhav smashed 81 not out as India defeated Australia by six wickets.

“He [Dhoni] just executes well. He has the last three games, just stayed calm and backed himself to take it deep. Then when he needs to he hits a boundary. You can tell he sort of changes gears, he’ll hit single, single, two then try to hit a boundary,” Khawaja was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.

“It doesn’t always come off but the majority of times it does. He does that really well, that’s experience.”

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