‘Not quick enough like Dhoni’ – Matthew Wade on stump-mic after Shikhar Dhawan survives a close stumping appeal
Wade had tried to stump Dhawan smartly but his efforts weren't good enough.
Updated - Dec 6, 2020 5:02 pm
MS Dhoni has set a certain benchmark when it comes to wicketkeeping and especially his stumpings. Even though he has retired from international cricket, fans miss him every now and then. Many compare a stumping from a wicket-keeper with the veteran cricketer. And this time it was the stand-in Australia skipper Matthew Wade who himself compared his stumping hilariously during the second T20I against India.
The action returned to the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday and the funny incident took place during the 9th over of India’s innings. The opener Shikhar Dhawan was looking so good but the leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson had tied him up smartly. The batsman missed a fierce cut off the fifth ball of the over but at the same time, Dhawan lifted his foot for a fraction of a second.
Matthew Wade, behind the stumps, smartly waited for the batsman to lift his foot and then quickly disturbed the stumps to appeal for stumping. The matter was sent upstairs to the third umpire and in the replays, it was seen that Shikhar Dhawan just about managed to bring his foot down before the bails were dislodged.
He was ruled not-out and this is when Wade was heard saying on the stump-mic that his efforts weren’t quick-enough like MS Dhoni. “Not Dhoni. Not quick enough like Dhoni,” he said. After hearing this, Dhawan had a smile on his face while even the commentators on air were also left in splits.
Here’s the video:
Wade after that stump miss – Not Dhoni ..not quick enough like Dhoni
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Matthew Wade had a good day with the bat
As for Matthew Wade, he had a good day with the bat after becoming 11th T20I captain of Australia. He opened the innings with D’Arcy Short and took on the Indian bowlers from the word go. He slammed three fours off Deepak Chahar in the first over itself to make his intentions clear.
He looked good in the middle and led from the front for his team. Wade scored a 25-ball fifty and got out after scoring 58 runs off 32 balls giving Australia a great start which eventually led them to them posting 194 runs on the board after losing the toss.