5 Occasions where MS Dhoni’s missed stumpings cost his teams

5 Occasions where MS Dhoni’s missed stumpings cost his teams

Here we look at a few instances where MS Dhoni’s missed stumpings cost the victories of India and CSK:

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/GettyImages)

MS Dhoni is well known for his skill in affecting stumpings irrespective of the format and the level at which he played. His fast hands behind the stumps caught many batsmen short of the crease. He holds the record for most stumpings in International cricket and stands as the only one with over 100 stumpings in the ODI format.

However, there were times where even Dhoni missed the opportunity of getting the batsmen stumped. Few of those returned to haunt Dhoni’s teams as the batsman with reprieve turned out to be the hero for the opposition team.

Here we look at a few instances where MS Dhoni’s missed stumpings cost the victories of India and CSK:

5. T20I vs Australia in 2012, Sydney

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

During the 2011-12 tour of Australia, the Indian team came into the 2-match T20I series after being whitewashed in the 4-match Test series. India kept down the hosts to 85/2 during the first T20I hosted by the Sydney’s ANZ Stadium (Stadium Australia). Debutant Rahul Sharma was keeping it tight against the new batsman David Hussey in the 12th over.

Hussey was beaten by a delivery stranded down the leg-side after three successive dots and moved outside the crease but MS Dhoni failed to collect the ball. Across three overs after the miscue, Australia smashed seven boundaries including three sixes. Hussey struck his first six in the 15th over bowled by Rahul. Once again, the leg-spinner managed to deceive a leg-side delivery and Dhoni missed a stumping chance yet again.

David Hussey ended up with 42 from 30 balls as Australia posted 171/4 in their 20 overs. India crawled to 140/6 after losing their top-order by halfway stage. India let the Aussies score at least 15 runs more through Hussey on a pitch where only new batsmen scored well.