Harvik Desai resembles MS Dhoni's style behind the wicket; impressed Twitterati

Harvik Desai resembles MS Dhoni’s style behind the wicket; impressed Twitterati

The Saurashtra Boy's keeping style is being compared to that of the legendary MS Dhoni.

Harvik Desai. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

The glorious Indian U19 World Cup campaign in New Zealand saw them lift the prestigious title for a record fourth time. The Indian colts displayed remarkable skills in all departments of the game. The likes of Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill and Manjot Kalra are being touted as the stars of the future. However, Harvik Desai’s stupendous performance with the gloves has not gone unnoticed either.

Desai has managed to draw attention with his wicket-keeping technique which is being dubbed as`Dhoni-esque’. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has eked out his own unique style of keeping wickets and his alacrity and swiftness is a cut above the rest. MSD’s uniqueness lies in his ability to pull off sensational stumpings at lightning speed. His trademark flick onto the stumps behind him is a rare and unimaginable piece of pure genius.

Desai’s safe work behind the wickets was a blessing for India as he kept with skill and snapped up most of the opportunities that came his way. Even in the summit clash, he was at the top of his game. His unbeaten 47 knock worth in the finals further reinforced his value in the team with the bat as well. Desai’s dive to catch Jason Sangha of pacer Kamlesh Nagarkoti was one the highlights of the first innings. 

India’s victory in the finals made the Twitterati go berserk as the plaudits kept on pouring for the ‘Boys in Blue’. The victory seems even sweeter as it was a complete team effort. Apart from the batsmen the Pacers, as well as the spinners, rose to the occasion when it mattered the most. Desai’s surety behind the stumps made the job of the bowlers a little easier. He may not have grabbed all the headlines but has surely attracted his share of eyeballs.

The young keeper also was seen sticking out his leg in an attempt to stop the ball as Jonathan Merlo tried a reverse sweep off Abhishek Sharma which was`Dhoni-esque’ in the truest sense. With MS Dhoni at the twilight of his career, the onus would be surely on Harvik to step up and try to get into the senior team.

Here are some of the tweets that equated Desai with Dhoni: