When MS Dhoni gave savage reply to Danish Kaneria's throw which almost hit his head
Dhoni being one of his kind stayed firm and let the bat do the talking
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Think of a lethal cricketing brain and a disarming smile and one would probably picture MS Dhoni in their imaginations. The man remains as fresh as ever in everybody’s thoughts and so do his contributions to Indian Cricket. Considered as the biggest revolution in the art of wicket-keeping, Dhoni always found ways to find order in chaos. Dhoni emerged into the cricketing arena as one of the most explosive batters who slammed huge sixes.
Not only did he brought some calm in the proceedings every time he walked onto the field but also made a strong impact on the result more often than not. He did not show much of his emotions on the field but made sure that the job was done. Such is the instance of the second and penultimate Faisalabad Test in 2006, during India’s tour of Pakistan where Dhoni had a small fiery battle with Danish Kaneria.
The score read 281-5 when Dhoni and Irfan joined in, wherein the team was trailing the host’s 588. Both the batters were on the go and were playing some aggressive brand of cricket against the opposition. However, when the former India captain was on the score of 39, Pakistan’s spinner Kaneria purposely threw the ball to him which almost hit Dhoni’s head. Dhoni being one of his kind stayed firm and let the bat do the talking. He went to hit Kaneria for a huge six which gave the bowler an epic reply. Here is the video for the incident
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MS Dhoni- The Ranchi Miracle
In that game, Dhoni scored his maiden Test century by hitting as many as 19 fours and 4 sixes. The Test match resulted in a draw but Pakistan had won the series 1-0. India then won the five-match ODI series, 4-1 with Dhoni and Yuvraj displaying their fiefdom in the series.
Dhoni has everything in his closet as the Indian captain but what defines the legacy of the man is the way he has carried himself over the years. Decoding Dhoni’s mind and what would he do next is probably an equation that no mathematician has an answer for. Hailing from the narrow alleys of a small town, he didn’t just bring Ranchi to the sporting map of India but has inspired millions from small towns to believe that great things do happen.