Twitter Reactions: Half fit MS Dhoni wins over fans with two amazing stumpings
Dhoni first scored 44 off 22 and then was brilliant behind the stumps as well.
There was doubt whether he would play this match against Delhi Capitals. But the strong man that he is MS Dhoni walked out for the toss to the delight of the thousands present at the Chepauk and millions watching. He didn’t just repay the faith of the fans and prove his mettle with the bat but was ever so amazing behind the wickets as well.
Even at the toss after Chennai Super Kings were asked to bat first, Dhoni mentioned that he still was weak but still playing because that’s how it works at this level. After Suresh Raina and Faf du Plessis stitched a long yet slow partnership, it was expected that Dhoni would come out to bat. He continued to bat the way he has been and smashed 44 off 22 balls with four boundaries and three sixes.
It was his knock that propelled CSK to 179 in 20 overs from a point where they had just 70 runs in 12 overs. Talking about his own fitness Dhoni said, “When you’ve played enough international cricket it’s never 100% (talking about his fitness). You’re always a little less than that.”
180 was always going to be a tough chase against CSK on a slow wicket in Chennai with Dhoni leading the team. He used all the three spinners Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir and Ravindra Jadeja so well that Delhi never even had a chance of winning the game.
He effected two super fast stumpings, first it was Chris Morris off the bowling of Jadeja who had his back foot in the air for a moment and that’s always more than the time Dhoni needs to dislodge the bails.
Iyer who was batting well on 44 and lifted his foot as he missed a shot against Jadeja again. Dhoni was at it again and the LED went off before Iyer could ground his foot back behind the line.
Here is how Twitterati reacted to Dhoni’s masterclass keeping:
@msdhoni has just done another super human stumping 2 get Shreyas Iyer! His foot wasnt up even for a second! This is unbelievable from the skipper! @ShaneRWatson33's expression of shock on the field explains it!
— Naveen R Nair (@nav_journo) May 1, 2019
@msdhoni you're not human. You must be from another world.
What a man 🙏.
— Kumar Ponnamanda (@KumarPonnamanda) May 1, 2019
What say @bhogleharsha ?
— Yash Khandor (@YashKhandor) May 1, 2019
— V↕️N🔥Y 🇮🇳 (@iammrpolite) May 1, 2019
— arbaj jabbar khan (@AjKhan788) May 1, 2019
You are not going to get another Dhoni.
— Akash Jain (@akash207) May 1, 2019
— Great War Is Here! (@its_me_lokey) May 1, 2019
— ANAND (@anandsb5) May 1, 2019
— 😎R@J@😎 (@iamRaaajaa) May 1, 2019
— Arpit Gupta (@ImArpitGupta) May 1, 2019
— Joseph Praveen (@josephkingsley) May 1, 2019
— RAVI RAJPUROHIT (@Imrvrajpurohit) May 1, 2019
— Mukesh Nepalia (@mukkirti) May 1, 2019
— Dinesh (@dkarthik363) May 1, 2019
— Abhishek (@keshriabhi) May 1, 2019