Twitterti react to the rare instance as MS Dhoni got out stumped
While some lauded Adam Zampa for cleverly outfoxing Dhoni, others trolled the man for getting a taste of his own medicine.
Published - Oct 10, 2017 11:59 pm | Updated - Oct 10, 2017 11:59 pm
MS Dhoni has been known as a messiah in world cricket when it comes to effecting stumpings. However, today he found himself at the receiving end as Adam Zampa got the better of him. This attracted a lot of surprising reactions from the fans since it’s usually the other way round.
Batting on 13 (15) and trying to rescue India after a top order collapse, Dhoni came ahead to get to the pitch of the ball and defend it. However, Zampa saw him approach and pulled the length just shorter which got him more turn and bounce and Dhoni couldn’t get bat on ball. Wicketkeeper Tim Paine gathered the ball nicely as he hit the stumps while he was well out of the crease.
As Dhoni walked back, it was an irony to watch the stumper getting stumped. Just recently, he completed 100 stumpings in One Day Internationals and became the first player to do so. He has been known for effecting the quickest stumpings and thus it was a surprise to watch him fall for one. This was only the fifth occasion where he was caught outside his crease by the wicketkeeper in international cricket with the last being in the World Cup 2011 against Windies.
In the second T20I at Guwahati, the Australian bowlers did a stupendous job to restrict the Indian total of 118. Jason Behrendorff was brilliant on the night as he picked up four wickets and took the Man of the Match award in his second T20I appearance. On the other hand, Indian batsmen had a rare failure in the current series as none of them could play a substantial knock. Australia in reply sailed through the total with 8 wickets and 4.3 overs in hand to level the series 1-1.
Twitter had some amazing reactions on the stumped. While some lauded Adam Zampa for cleverly outfoxing Dhoni, others trolled the master for getting a taste of his own medicine. Some bashed him for his dismal performance and demanded his ouster from T20Is while some defended him.
Here are some of the best reactions after Dhoni was stumped:
Dhoni did that so Pandya could face Zampa. Noble soul.#IndvsAus
— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) October 10, 2017
You don't get Dhoni stumped often, well done Adam Zampa! #INDvAUS
— Nikhil ? (@CricCrazyNIKS) October 10, 2017
Dhoni yaar 🙁
— Rishabh Bhandari (@jokebazz) October 10, 2017
— rohitswarrior1 (@The_Sleigher) October 10, 2017
Shikaar khud yaha Shikaar ho gaya- Dhoni #IndvAus
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) October 10, 2017
— Adlee Sharon (@adlee_sharon) October 10, 2017
Zampa will remember this Wicket for long #Dhoni
— Abdul Ghaffar (@GhaffarDawnNews) October 10, 2017
Only Dhoni could stump himself.#IndvsAus
— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) October 10, 2017
Dhoni getting stumped. The irony.
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) October 10, 2017
Dhoni and Stumps.
A better love story then twilight.
— son-papdi.!! .? (@sam4rth) October 10, 2017
Dhoni getting stumped is heartbreak of the next level! #INDvAUS
— Ruchit Desai (@Ruchit_D) October 10, 2017
Watching Dhoni get stumped is like seeing your family doctor down with the flu. #INDvAUS
— Omkar Mankame (@Oam_16) October 10, 2017
— কমলজিত (@KamaljitMedhi) October 10, 2017
— Prabhjeet Singh (@SinghOfGoodTMZ) October 10, 2017
Zampa literally purchased Dhoni's wicket. Treat to watch#INDvAUS
— Sandeep Parkhi (@sparkhi) October 10, 2017
— Jd sarvaiya (@imjdsarvaiya) October 10, 2017
oohhhh. dhoni is stumped. what's going on?
— Ashok wagh (@Ashokwa03828685) October 10, 2017
— Venkat Parthasarathy (@Venkrek) October 10, 2017
The turn on that ball where Dhoni got stumped. Good luck to the Australian batsmen! #INDvAUS
— महादादा (@mahadada) October 10, 2017
Zampa lured Dhoni to step out just like Kareena Kapoor seducing SRK in Don.
— Farrago Lal (@BloodyKamina) October 10, 2017
MS Dhoni taking the taste of his own medicine. Very well bowled by Zampa, even better stumping by Tim Paine. #INDvAUS
— Waѕiyullah Budye (@WasiyullahB) October 10, 2017
Dhoni stumped! That's rare! Zampa must have done something special to do that! #INDvAUS
— MSDian Shubham Dogra (@Shubham513) October 10, 2017
"Dhoni stumped." Looks good only the other way round. #IndvsAus
— iChetan (@_iChetan_) October 10, 2017
Paine feat zampa#INDvAUS
— knottyprofy (@harrykurup85) October 10, 2017
Dhoni(right handed) stepping out against a leg spinner in every single ball. Genius ! ? #INDvAUS
— ईन्जल भट्टराई ?? (@Gunnerinjal) October 10, 2017
— Being Nitish kkc (@oye_bihari) October 10, 2017
Dhoni's sturdy temperament & ability to consolidate during crisis is quite handy in ODIs as he has adequate balls to get set but not in T20s
— Navneet Mundhra (@navneet_mundhra) October 10, 2017
I still don't understand this defence shot Dhoni plays, stepping out of the crease.
— Arun Dev (@ArunDev1) October 10, 2017
Dhoni ko Zampa chutiyaa banaya #indvaus
— Varad Khot (@_VaradKhot) October 10, 2017
Dhoni getting stumped…Zampa be like badla ise kehte hai badla #INDvAUS
— Faulty Star (@Crichipster) October 10, 2017
— ScoopWhoop News (@scoopwhoopnews) October 10, 2017