Twitter erupts as Wriddhiman Saha does a MS Dhoni
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Indian cricket team fans have been a spoiled bunch for a decade or so, ever since Mahendra Singh Dhoni took the reigns behind the stumps. With his presence of mind and brilliant keeping skills behind the stumps, Dhoni has taken innumerable batsmen with a flick of his hand. Still, to date, he is arguably the fastest in taking the bails off and dislodging the stumps during a stumping!
However, after his retirement from the longest format, it was Wriddhiman Saha, who took over the duties behind the stumps in the Whites and the Bengal superstar, in the ongoing 2nd Test between India and England, has shown just why he is the deserved heir to MS Dhoni with a Dhoni-esque dismissal of Haseeb Hameed.
Okay, so, here’s what happened. Joe Root, on strike to Ravindra Jadeja, clipped a ball through square leg. The English batsman ran the first one hard, calls for a second loudly from the non-striker’s end but then something happens. Jayant Yadav, on his debut, chases the ball, slides down, gathers it and releases it, all in a lightning speed; something Joe Root clearly didn’t expect!
So, what the English vice-captain does is, he bails out Hameed who is already halfway down the pitch.
This is where Saha comes into the picture as he collects the throw from Jayant in front and sort of back-flicks it onto the stumps with Hameed just short of his ground and Voila! What a dismissal!
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If I didn’t know better, I’d bet it was Mahendra Singh Dhoni standing there in disguise but the fact that his successor is just as street smart and sensible behind the stumps can only mean well for the future of Indian Cricket.
Dhoni trending bcoz of tht Saha run out…. STARDOM.
— Raees Lʌɗƙʌ (@tomnjerrytwo) November 18, 2016
But Dhoni wouldn't have turned around till the stumps were broken #INDvENG
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) November 18, 2016
If you want to become famous what do you do? You become MS Dhoni!!! pic.twitter.com/thLxZlJKXk
— Arjun (@Arjunnarng) November 18, 2016
Dhoni fans would've been experienced multiple orgasims had it been done by Dhoni #IndvsEng
— Kireet (@kireetDev) November 18, 2016
Wriddhiman Singh Dhoni. Just for that dismissal, Saha should be allowed to jump any ATM queue he wants. #demonetization #INDvENG
— Stereotypewriter (@babumoshoy) November 18, 2016
So.. the process of transformation from MS Dhoni to Wriddhiman Saha is in right direction..! #INDvENG
— Gaurav Divekar (@GauravSakal) November 18, 2016
If Dhoni did that they would resurrect the Vine format just to get 100,000 RTs in 4 seconds.
Great work from Saha.
— Sim ?? (@SimUKCricket) November 18, 2016
When @Wriddhipops channeled his inner @msdhoni — back-flick on to the stumps.#INDvENG pic.twitter.com/GzpDbowmWT
— ScoopWhoop News (@scoopwhoopnews) November 18, 2016
Filling Dhoni's shoes AND his gloves! @Wriddhipops' smart work caught Hameed short of his crease. #INDvENG @Paytm
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) November 18, 2016
Saha does a Dhoni! A back-flick on to the stumps to run Hameed out. Just when a partnership was building between Hameed and Root. #INDvENG
— Neelu (@NeelKasurde) November 18, 2016
And Dhoni flick the bails in lightening speed..
Wait… It was Saha..?
— Enjoy Parmar ?? (@enjoy_1992) November 18, 2016
Jayant & Saha did great effort to get that run out. Brilliant.
— Vivek (@Urtruefan) November 18, 2016
Root sold Hameed a dummy…Saha does a Dhoni. ???? #INDvENG
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 18, 2016
That said, it was a great piece of work by Saha. Dhoni would be proud.
— Lawrence Booth (@the_topspin) November 18, 2016
Brilliant from Saha..he's learnt a thing or two from MSD, clearly.. #INDvENG
— Hemant (@hemantbuch) November 18, 2016
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