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WATCH: Dhoni’s diving catch to dismiss Hemraj

Dixit Bhargav

Dhoni's diving catch to dismiss Hemraj

Dhoni’s diving catch to dismiss Hemraj: The Indian wicket-keeper sprinted and dived to take an excellent catch against Windies.

During the third ODI of the ongoing Windies’ tour of India at Pune, former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni grabbed an excellent diving catch to get India their first breakthrough in the form of Chanderpaul Hemraj.

It happened on the penultimate delivery of the sixth over when Windies’ opening batsman Hemraj’s attempt of pulling a Jasprit Bumrah delivery saw him walking back to the pavilion.

With the ball getting high on Hemraj, it flew off his top-edge high into the air towards the backward square leg region. Quick to react, Dhoni sprinted towards the ball and ended up putting on display a full-length dive in a bid to catch the ball.

Dhoni’s outstanding catch which saw the end of Hemraj (15) came almost 16 hours after he was dropped from India’s T20I squad. The catch was evident of the fact that despite his age (37), Dhoni remains one of the most fittest cricketers in the Indian cricket team.

Earlier, Indian captain Virat Kohli had won the toss and chose to field. Making three changes, India brought in the pacer-trio of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Khaleel Ahmed in place of Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav.

Unlike the first two matches, Windies’ openers did not get off to a flier today, scoring 25 runs in the first six overs.

Having hit a four and a six off Bumrah on the delivery before getting out, Hemraj could have resisted the temptation to pull the ball for he had already scored runs in the over.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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