Magic run out by Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s presence of mind during the fifth and final ODI against New Zealand cost them a crucial wicket in James Neesham, as the hosts ran short of 35 runs during their 253-run chase against India.
Considered one of the best finishers in the game of cricket, 37-year-old former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is equally lethal when it comes to guarding the stumps. Ask the ICC.
Returning after missing out on the third and fourth ODIs due to a sore hamstring, Dhoni provided a crucial breakthrough with James Neesham’s wicket during New Zealand’s unsuccessful 253-run chase in the fifth and final ODI in Wellington on Sunday.
Not the one to let go of such chances, the quick-thinking Dhoni immediately picked up the ball and flicked it onto the stumps. Dhoni’s direct hit sent Neesham packing after the third umpire adjudged him run out. The wicket proved costly for the hosts as they ended up losing the contest by 35 runs and eventually the ODI series 4-1.
Dhoni never fails to amaze us with his skills..!!
Presence Of Mind
Cricket fans, especially from India, came out in numbers on Twitter to mock and “advice” the New Zealander to figure out where the ball is the next time he decides to take a run.
But the real advice came from the official International Cricket Council’s (ICC) handle, which was responding to a tweet posted by Japanese multimedia artist Yoko Ono. Posted on February 1, Ono asked, “Give us some advice that will make our lives heal and shine.”
Reminding everyone of Dhoni’s antics behind the stumps, ICC quoted Ono’s tweet and wrote:
“Never leave your crease with MS Dhoni behind the stumps!”
The post by ICC was an instant hit among cricket and Dhoni fans.
Can’t avoid following @ICC https://twitter.com/ICC/status/1092062328907071488 …ICC
Never leave your crease with MS Dhoni behind the stumps! https://twitter.com/yokoono/status/1091377805361848320 …
India will next meet the Blackcaps in the first T20I contest on Wednesday (February 6) in Westpac Stadium, Wellington.
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