Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni hosted the Indian cricket team for a dinner at his farmhouse here ahead of the third ODI against Australia.
India vs Australia: Emotional Ranchi gets ready for MS Dhoni's potential home farewell as India eye series win
Ranchi is all set to bid farewell to its hero in a grand manner and there is no doubt each and every move of Dhoni will be greeted with thunderous applause. But as has been the case for over a decade, there will be only one thing in the forefront of Dhoni's mind and that is an Indian victory.
India vs Australia, 3rd ODI LIVE Streaming and Broadcast List Online: When and Where to watch match in India time
India vs Australia Live Streaming: Here's everything you need to know about the coverage of the third ODI between India and Australia.
India vs Australia: Nathan Lyon says he's working on variations to keep up with wrist spinners in limited overs cricket
Off-spinner Nathan Lyon also said that there should be a proper balance of finger and wrist spinners in any set up.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar seems to share a strange relation with World Cups and like in the 2015 edition, there exists a strong possibility that he will again be cooling his heels for the better part of the upcoming showpiece.
India vs Australia: Good show against hosts shows Adam Zampa is developing as a bowler, knows his strengths
The big turning leg-break that kissed the outside edge of Ambati Rayudu's bat was a sign that he was developing as a bowler.
The third ODI against Australia on Friday is expected to be MS Dhoni's last game in his home town Ranchi.
Since Asia Cup where he was the top scorer, Shikhar Dhawan has scored only 376 runs in 15 innings at a below par average of 26.85 and only two half-centuries to show for his efforts.
'MS Dhoni could always hide feelings with smile': Praise pours in for ex-India captain from all quarters ahead of Ranchi ODI
Whether childhood coach, teacher or Mecon Stadium in-charge, there is a sense of fulfillment when they talk about their tiny but significant parts in the journey of MS Dhoni, one of India's most successful captains.
India vs Australia: Virat Kohli showcases his class again as he befriends pressure, displays dogged determination to reach 40th ODI ton
Watching Virat Kohli perform, one could not help thinking that he has befriended pressure to walk beside him rather than burden his shoulders. It was almost as if he had contracted commitment and concentration to be with him.
Virat Kohli slammed his 40th ODI ton while Vijay Shankar supplemented Jasprit Bumrah's quality death bowling performance by successfully defending 11 runs in the last over as India pulled off a narrow eight-run win at Nagpur.
India vs Australia: Pat Cummins says Virat Kohli's ton was the difference between the two sides in Nagpur ODI
Australian pacer Pat Cummins has said that India captain Virat Kohli's 116 was the difference between the two sides in the second ODI, which the hosts won by eight runs to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.
Captain Virat Kohli Tuesday struck his 40th ODI hundred to play a major role in India's 8-run victory over Australia in the second ODI at Nagpur but he sought to downplay his achievement and instead lauded his team-mates for the win.
India vs Australia: Vijay Shankar says he's not thinking about World Cup yet after match-winning performance at Nagpur
His last-over heroics against Australia may have brightened his World Cup chances but all-rounder Vijay Shankar says he is not thinking on those lines and would just stay in the moment.
India vs Australia, 2nd ODI report card: Virat Kohli, Vijay Shankar pass with flying colours; MS Dhoni, Shaun Marsh flunk
Here's our player report card for the second one-dayer between India and Australia at Nagpur's VCA Stadium, in which the hosts emerged victors with a nailbiting, last-over win.
India vs Australia 2nd ODI stats wrap: Virat Kohli the century-hitting monster, hosts' 500th win and more
India registered their 500th win in one-day internationals as Kohli notched up his 40th ODI ton. Here's a look at more numbers from the 2nd ODI in Nagpur.
India vs Australia: Vijay Shankar stakes strong claim for World Cup berth, allows for better team composition
As things stand, Vijay Shankar and Hardik Pandya are no more fighting for the same spot. There could come a situation where both of them are a part of the playing XI in order to lend appropriate depth to both the batting and bowling departments.
India vs Australia: Virat Kohli, Vijay Shankar carve out narrow victory in second ODI, hosts lead series 2-0
Chasing 251, Australia were 240 for eight when India's Shankar got rid of dangerous Marcus Stoinins (52) in the very first ball of the 50th over and castled Adam Zampa in the third ball to trigger celebrations in the Indian camp.
Modern-day captains often bowl their best bowlers in the penultimate over during a high-pressure chase but to hand the ball to Shankar for the final over was a big and bold call that the Indian captain made.
MS Dhoni tried to dodge a fan, who breached security in pursuit of a hug from the charismatic former captain.