Wickets are important to stem the run-flow and keep the opposition under check in T20 games and so teams depend heavily on their strike bowlers to give them breakthroughs at regular intervals. However, if you have a wicket keeper like Mahendra Singh Dhoni today, you may not need your bowlers to pick up wickets on many occasions and today was no exception.
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With Baz going strong and Raina looking to get his eyes in, it was a critical moment of the game as a wicket would have took the tide in RPS’ favour. Raina played a flick off the pads towards mid-wicket region and ran for two. However, Rahane was quick onto the ball and sent a flat throw straight into the gloves of Dhoni. Then came those lighting quick hands which dislodged the bails within a fraction of second. Raina was caught short of his crease and Dhoni had ‘earned’ a wicket for his team.
Well, the speed of his hands could be imagined from the fact that even in slow motion, it was hard to make out when he dislodged the bails.
Have a look at it yourself!
Look at how twitter went crazy at his artistry.
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— Avinash Alva (@AvinashAlva) May 1, 2017
Dhoni Masterclass incoming.
— Karthik (@karthik_jammy) May 1, 2017
— Meninblue.in (@CricMeninblue) May 1, 2017
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) May 1, 2017
#RPSvGL wen Dhoni is keeping ..fielders can assume all throws as direct hits. He jss gives throw a direction .
— Rajendra Singh (@rajendra6989) May 1, 2017