MS Dhoni run-out vs New Zealand: The legendary Indian cricketer’s run-out brought to an end all hopes of an Indian victory at Old Trafford.
During the first semi-final of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between India and New Zealand at Old Trafford, former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s run-out put an end to all hopes of an Indian victory.
It all happened on the third delivery of the penultimate over when Dhoni’s desperation of coming back for the second run found him short of his crease at the batsman’s end.
Having uncomfortably played a Lockie Ferguson delivery on the leg-side, perhaps it was the required run rate which forced Dhoni to come back for the second run. What also came as a surprise for the veteran cricketer was New Zealand opening batsman Martin Guptill rocketing an incredible direct-hit from the boundary.
With India requiring 24 runs off nine balls post Dhoni’s dismissal, it was too much for the tail-enders to score.
Dhoni, who came in to bat at No. 7 in the 23rd over, played a vital hand is rescuing India from a shambolic defeat. Part of a 116-run partnership for the seventh wicket alongside all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja (77), Dhoni scored 50 (72) with the help of one four and one six.
While Dhoni once again faced criticism for his strike rate (69.44), he was also lauded by numerous former cricketers for keeping India in the match till the last over.
MS Dhoni run-out vs New Zealand:
WHAT A MOMENT OF BRILLIANCE!
— ICC (@ICC) July 10, 2019
How Twitter reacted on Dhoni:
India did not bat well enough to reach the final. A resilient effort by Jadeja & Dhoni. They almost brought India back into the game.
So a big upset, New Zealand goes through to final, India knocked out. #INDvsNZ #CWC19 #semifinal
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) July 10, 2019
India played like the no. 1 team in d world throughout d tournament but newzealand were better on the big day! Well done bowlers 👌Outstanding knock by @imjadeja and once again @msdhoni brilliant under pressure 👏👏 chin up India well played once again & good luck NZ for finals
— Mandeep Singh (@mandeeps12) July 10, 2019
This Indian team has raised the bar so high, a WC SF exit feels like a disappointment. No one deserves more credit for building such a formidable team than MS Dhoni. The World Cup was blessed to have his remarkable imprint on it. Nothing will ever change that. Thank you MS.
— Raunak Kapoor (@RaunakRK) July 10, 2019
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) July 10, 2019
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