Acclaimed as among the finest finishers in world cricket, there have been quite a few situations when Dhoni has shocked one and together with his presence of thoughts, generally together with his lightning fast glove-work behind the stumps and generally with the ball in his hand.
Here we take a look at a few of such situations:
India vs West Indies: Champions Trophy (2009)
Dhoni bowled for the primary time in ODIs in opposition to West Indies of their Group A Champions Trophy match on the Wanderers in Johannesburg on September 30, 2009.
West Indies had been 49/four in 16 overs when Dhoni got here on to bowl with Dinesh Karthik donning the gloves behind the stumps and Travis Dowlin on strike. The first two deliveries, rank lengthy hops, had been hit for boundaries by Dowlin. The third supply was a dot ball. But the fourth supply did the trick. Dhoni pitched it up and received it to bounce a bit of bit extra and Dowlin received an inside edge onto his stumps. This was Dhoni’s first and solely wicket in worldwide cricket.
India vs England: 1st Test, Lord’s (2011)
The Indian bowling assault weakened significantly when tempo spearhead Zaheer Khan, who had taken two wickets, pulled out with a hamstring damage within the 42nd over on Day 1 within the first Test at Lord’s in July 2011.
On Day 2, Dhoni shocked everybody when he got here on to bowl his medium pacers within the first over after Lunch with Rahul Dravid maintaining the gloves. On the third ball of his second over, with England at 219/3, Kevin Pietersen was overwhelmed outdoors the off-stump and adjudged caught behind by Billy Bowden. As the Indians celebrated, Pietersen referred to as for a evaluate and the replays confirmed that his bat had flicked his pad and the Hot Spot confirmed no indicators of an edge. Pietersen went on to attain an unbeaten 202 and England received the match by 196 runs.
India vs Bangladesh: World T20, Bengaluru (2016)
Bangladesh had practically received this one until Dhoni outsmarted and outran them. Chasing a 147-run goal, Bangladesh had been nicely on target of their World T20 Group 2 conflict on the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on March 23, 2016. It boiled right down to the final over and Hardik Pandya was entrusted the duty of defending 10 runs.
Mahmudullah scored a single off the primary ball to offer Mushfiqur Rahim the strike, who hit the following two deliveries for boundaries and even pumped his fists in celebration after the second boundary. But Rahim went for the fantastic shot on the following ball and was caught at deep mid-wicket by Shikhar Dhawan. With two runs wanted off two balls, Mahmudullah got here on strike because the batsmen had crossed whereas the ball was within the air. Dhoni changed Dhawan with India’s greatest fielder Ravindra Jadeja at deep mid-wicket. And Mahmudullah, as if on cue, hit the following supply over deep mid-wicket, Jadeja ran in and took a superb diving catch.
With two runs wanted off the final ball, Bangladesh had new batsmen Shuvagata Hom and Mustafizur Rahman within the center. With Shuvagata on strike, Dhoni eliminated the glove off his proper hand, simply in case. Pandya bowled a brief ball outdoors off however Shuvagata failed to attach, Dhoni collected the ball and as an alternative of throwing, ran in direction of the stumps, Mustafizur ran from the non-striker’s hand. But Mustafizur couldn’t outrun Dhoni and fell wanting the crease as Dhoni hit the stumps with the ball in his proper hand to maintain India’s marketing campaign alive within the match with a one-run victory.
India vs New Zealand: 4th ODI, Ranchi (2016)
The 4th ODI of the India-New Zealand collection was performed at Dhoni’s dwelling floor on the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi on October 26, 2016. And Dhoni fascinated his followers but once more together with his glovework.
On the third ball of the 46th over, Ross Taylor performed an Umesh Yadav supply to positive leg the place Dhawal Kulkarni fielded the ball and threw it again. But because the throw was gradual on the bounce, Dhoni went barely forward to gather the ball, collected it and with out wanting on the stumps, threw it backwards to expire Taylor (35).