Dhoni gets lucky as bails don’t fall: The Chennai Super Kings captain received a lucky reprieve first up against Rajasthan Royals.
During the 12th match of the ongoing 12th season of the Indian Premier League between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals at Chennai, Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni received a lucky reprieve first up against Royals fast bowler Jofra Archer.
It all happened on the fourth ball of the sixth over when Dhoni’s attempt to defend an Archer delivery off the back foot saw him dragging back the ball on to the stumps. In what was an absolute act of luck, the bails didn’t fall from the stumps despite the ball hitting the stumps.
The incident had left each one of the Royals’ players on the field shell-shocked for they couldn’t believe what had happened. After dismissing three batsmen cheaply, getting Dhoni’s wicket would have put the hosts in deep trouble.
After RR captain Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and chose to field, their fast-bowling trio of Dhawal Kulkarni, Archer and Ben Stokes picked up a wicket each to support the decision of their captain.
With Suresh Raina and Dhoni in the middle, Chennai Super Kings would be wanting for the duo to carry on till the allotted quota of 20 overs.
Watch the full video below:
WATCH: Thala Dhoni effect? When even bails refused to fall
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 31, 2019
How Twitter reacted:
No spirit of cricket nonsense with the ball hitting the stump there? Should Dhoni not be walking off? Oh the rules say, it’s out only if bails are off?
— Ball Boy (@fraudballer) March 31, 2019
— …Rachit (@rachit_g2) March 31, 2019
Well done from Dhoni. He killed the pace on the ball so much so that the bails didn’t get dislodged even after ball hitting the stumps. #SpecialPlayer
— Harsha Bhogle #UnlessOfCourse (@TweetsOfBhogle) March 31, 2019
— Whistlepodu/GGMU (@Whistleepodu) March 31, 2019
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