Twitter lauds MS Dhoni’s lightning quick stumping to send back Liton Das
Das' wicket was important as he was threatening to take the game away from India.
Updated - Sep 28, 2018 8:11 pm
Team India has made a stunning comeback in the ongoing final against Bangladesh in Dubai. The way Liton Das was batting in the first 15 overs, one felt that it would be a repeat of the Champions Trophy final. But the experience of playing big matches has worked for them big time and it would not be wrong to say that MS Dhoni’s brilliance has also played its part in it.
Moreover, the way he stumped the centurion Liton Das was absolutely magnificent while batting on 121. After losing a plethora of wickets, Bangladesh needed their set batsman in Das to play all the fifty overs and he found an able partner in Soumya Sarkar who took his time early on. Though the going was slow, the duo stopped the wicket-falling spree.
Dhoni’s superb work
Everyone was feeling that they will bring back Bangladesh back in the game with a brilliant partnership. But the destiny had something else in store for the Tigers in the 41st over. Kuldeep Yadav bowled a googly outside the off stump and it was so slow that the batsman had to reach out for it. In the process, Liton lost his footing in the crease and missed the ball as well.
The moment he missed the ball, MS Dhoni gathered it and disturbed the stumps in a split second as the decision was taken to the third umpire. It was a superb work from the veteran as he didn’t waste any time in taking out the woodwork. The third umpire Rod Tucker took his time in giving his decision as it was very very tight before eventually deciding that the batsman’s foot was not in the crease.
Meanwhile, Twitterati was in awe of MS Dhoni for his brilliant wicketkeeping as he also became the first wicketkeeper to affect 10 stumpings in the Asia Cup history.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
The only person on this planet who could have managed that stumping is MS Dhoni. Superhuman hand speed that. Camera technology is still catching up to capture that without a blur 😌#AsiaCup2018 #AsiaCup #INDvBAN #BANvIND #AsiaCupFinal
— Ameya Dalvi (@ameyadalvi) September 28, 2018
— Rajat Vaishnav (@Rajat07lover) September 28, 2018
Brilliant from Msd behind the stumps ! #INDvBAN
MS DHONI – God of Wikcet-Keeping
— The Editor “KIKI” (@ItsKrishnaTanu) September 28, 2018
— Selvakumar Natarajan (@_selvakumar_n) September 28, 2018
— Haresh Joshi (@hareshjjoshi) September 28, 2018
— SHOVON (@rafeul_islam) September 28, 2018
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) September 28, 2018
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) September 28, 2018
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) September 28, 2018
When #MSDhoni is behind the stumps its better for all batsman to stick their legs with fevikwik to the line 🤣🤣
Otherwise result is known 😂😂
Hows my idea @primination @cutedevil295#AsiaCupfinal #AsiaCup2018 #INDVsBAN
— Ruchi Gupta (@ruchiiam) September 28, 2018
— Sami (@LegendarehSK) September 28, 2018
It was a mistake by third umpire to butter m MS dhoni
— Faiyaz Khan M Pathan (@FaiyazK75516787) September 28, 2018
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) September 28, 2018
— Vipan Verma (@VipanVerma20) September 28, 2018
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