Watch: Dravid & Raina outsmart Akmal get a planned Wicket

Watch: Dravid & Raina outsmart Akmal get a planned Wicket

Cricket is a real tough game, you not only need physical skills but technical and mental too. Think constantly and adapt to the flourishing situation, understanding the situation of the game and framing strategies accordingly. India were playing arch rivals Pakistan in a one day international. The then skipper of India Rahul Dravid and one of the best Indian fielders Suresh Raina with mutual understanding with the bowler Irfan Pathan plan and execute a perfect dismissal.

Pakistan were getting in stably with 15 in 6 overs and all wickets intact. Wicket keeper and opener Kamran Akmal on strike. Dravid knew Kamran’s vulnerability to hit the wider ball for a cut in the air. Pathan was asked to bowl it outside off shorter length delivery, the point fielder Suresh Raina was moved in a bit to short point. Pathan bowled what was exactly asked from him, Kamran reacted exactly like Indian captain presumed him to and Raina was in business. Akmal cut the ball and Raina took a really sharp catch which gave him minimum reaction time. This is that type of dismissal where the team beats opponent with mind game and they are rather induced to play a false shot resulting in the wicket being gifted. One of the smartest cricketing brains Rahul, one of India’s accurate bowlers Irfan and among the top fielders Raina execute this perfectly planned dismissal.