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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MS Dhoni just took a stunning catch. This man is 37 years old. pic.twitter.com/8BEOg4O6rW
— puneet 🏏 (@puneet44567) October 27, 2018
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on Dhoni’s catch below:
Brilliant catch. That Dhoni could get to that ball in a a testament to his fitness.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 27, 2018
Fantastic catch! A bouncer that has Hemraj in all sorts of trouble, the top-edge flies to short fine leg where it’s intercepted by a flying MS Dhoni who made up 30 yards to take the catch at full-length.#INDvWI 🏏🇮🇳🏝#guerillacricket pic.twitter.com/eRwSqTKXIw
— Guerilla Cricket (@guerillacricket) October 27, 2018
MS Dhoni is fittest. Never seen him sprint and take a catch like that.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) October 27, 2018
— DNA (@dna) October 27, 2018