The video, uploaded by BCCI’s official website, has already been viewed over 5 lakh times.

Ever doubted Dhonis fitness Watch him outrun Pandya effortlessly in viral videoPTI/ file image
Social Sports Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 17:53

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, former Indian skipper, is now 36 years old. Hardik Pandya, twelve years his junior, played his first One Day International last year. When the two decided to race each other, who do you think won?

As a part of their warm-ups before the second ODI against Sri Lanka in Mohali, the two men decided to race each other. In a video that quickly went viral, Pandya can be seen struggling to keep up with Dhoni.

While questions have been raised about Dhoni’s form, his fitness has never been doubted. He is known for converting his singles to twos or threes owing to his electric pace between the wickets, often frustrating the fielders of the opposite team.

The video posted by the official Twitter handle of the Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI) on December 12 has already been watched more than 25,000 times.

In the video, Pandya is initially seen keeping up with Dhoni, until the wicketkeeper-batsman blitzes past him effortlessly, while Pandya falls behind.



The same video was uploaded later on the BCCI’s official website, where it was viewed more than 5 lakh times.

Just recently, left-arm spinner Axar Patel tried racing skipper Virat Kohli, and was left rather embarrassed.

Dhoni, who retired from Test cricket in December 2014 and gave up captaincy in January this year, is still the first-choice wicketkeeper for ODIs and T-20 internationals. He is the only wicketkeeper to get 100 international stumpings.

As captain, Dhoni led India from victory to victory. He holds several records in captaincy, including most wins by an Indian captain in Tests and ODIs, and most back-to-back wins by an Indian captain in ODIs.

Under his leadership, India won the T20 World Cup in 2007 and the ODI World Cup in 2011.

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