MS Dhoni will be next seen in October during the limited overs leg of the series against New Zealand © AFP
MS Dhoni will be next seen in October during the limited overs leg of the series against New Zealand © AFP

Harare: No one can deny that Mahendra Singh Dhoni has a sense of humour and one got a taste of it at the post-match presentation after the completion of the third ODI when he was asked about the long forced break that he will have post this ongoing series. Dhoni will be next seen in October during the limited overs leg of the series against New Zealand. “I think after a long time, I will take some time off cricket after this series [T20Is]. Don’t think my daughter [15-month old Ziva] still recognizes me. I will make my daughter feel that I am her dad and spent time with family,” the skipper said with his tongue firmly in cheek. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Zimbabwe 2016, 3rd ODI at Harare

On a serious note, he was satisfied with the effort put in by the bowlers, who dismissed Zimbabwe in all the three ODIs – 168 (49.5 overs), 126 (34.3 overs) and 123 (42.2 overs) respectively – and then chased down the total with consummate ease. “I think the execution has been really good, and that’s the key factor. The fast bowlers and the spinners have taken wickets at some point of time and put pressure on the opposition, so I am happy with the bowling performance,” Dhoni said after the match. “I don’t mind winning games easily, that’s what you are supposed to do. It would have been nice if a few of the other batsmen would have had a break.” Dhoni completes 350 ODI dismissals as ‘keeper

As India faced Zimbabwe at the latter’s home for three-match One-Day International (ODI), India skipper MS Dhoni executes his 350th ODI dismissal as a wicketkeeper. India faced the hosts for the third and final time in the series after two consecutive victories in the first two matches as he dismissed Malcolm Waller for run out.