MS Dhoni, quick as a flash, stumps Ross Taylor. Awestruck fans can’t keep calm

first_imgBrief scores: New Zealand 100/4 (17.1 overs) chasing 325 vs India (324/4). Tom Latham (10*); Jadhav (1/16) (SCORECARD)MS Dhoni’s sharp wicketkeeping skills got the better of Ross Taylor as New Zealand chased a stiff total against India in the second ODI at Mount Maunganui on Saturday. Taylor missed a straight deivery from and lost his balance – Dhoni took the bails off in a flash.Dhoni’s batting form was cause for concern for the last two years before he smashed three successive fifties against Australia in 2019. Against New Zealand on Saturday, Dhoni blasted a quick 48 not out. What was never in doubt was his wicket keeping skills.India vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI: Live ScoreAlready the third most successful wicketkeeper in ODIs behind Kumar Sangakkara and Adam Gilchrist, Dhoni at 37, effected his 430th dismissal. When Dhoni whipped off the bails to dismiss Ross Taylor, it was his 119th stumping in one-day internationals. Kumar Sangakkara (99) has the second most stumpings behind MS Dhoni.The Master: MS Dhoni … Zaman (@taimoorze) January 26, [email protected] Master class Stumping #Dhoni #Thala T (@tvlsun) January 26, 2019In 337 ODIs, Dhoni has 311 catches and 119 stumpings. No other wicketkeeper has played more international matches than MS Dhoni’s 520.Earlier in the New Zealand catch, Dhoni had dropped a regulation catch after Martin Guptill edged Bhuvneshwar. But India did not have to pay dearly because Guptill fell cheaply to Bhuvneshwar.Dhoni’s presence behind the wickets is of immense value to the Indian team. He is a like a coach to the two wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.advertisementHow Ross Taylor see’s Dhoni…@msdhoni #INDvNZ (@yeahokigetit) January 26, 2019Dhoni as Keeper walks once in a blue moon! #MSDhoni @msdhoni #NZvIND S D (@Vidyadhar_R) January 26, 2019In the first ODI, Dhoni brilliantly plotted Trent Boult’s dimissal, telling Kuldeep Yadav exactly what to bowl. Besides, MS Dhoni is brilliant with the DRS and reads the game better than most international cricketers.No wonder then that the Indian captain and coach fiercely backed MS Dhoni when he was struggling with the bat.With the World Cup barely a few months away, MS Dhoni has struck form with the bat. His glovework, if anything, just keeps getting better.Also Read | MS Dhoni misses 4th straight fifty, Rohit Sharma falls short of 23rd hundredAlso Read | Virat Kohli’s batsmen create history in Mount MaunganuiAlso Read | Rohit-Dhawan surpass Tendulkar-Sehwag with 14th-century standlast_img read more