WATCH: Mohammad Shahzad emulates MS Dhoni in Bangladesh Premier League

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 01/02/2019

Mohammad Shahzad emulates MS Dhoni: The Afghanistani wicket-keeper emulated his idol during the Bangladesh Premier League.

During the 37th match of the ongoing season of the Bangladesh Premier League between Chittagong Vikings and Dhaka Dynamites at Chattogram, Vikings wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Shahzad put on display a Mahendra Singh Dhoniesque run-out with the back hand.

The 31-year old cricketer has several times laid emphasis on being inspired from Dhoni to the extent that he has also attempted his ‘Helicopter Shot’ in the past.

It all happened on the third delivery of the fourth over when Dynamites opening batsman Mizanur Rahman’s attempt of stepping out saw him inside edging the ball on his pads. Unaware of where the ball had gone, Rahman was out of his crease when Shahzad’ quick work and presence of mind aided him to throw the ball back to stumps.

After the umpire referred the decision to the third umpire, replays confirmed that the batsman was out of his crease. The stumping dismissal was Shahzad’s 50th in T20 cricket. He still has a lot of catch to do as Dhoni has 77 stumping dismissals to his name.

Shahzad’s opening partner Cameron Delport’s 21st T20 half-century guided Vikings to 174-5 in their allotted quota of 20 overs. Delport ended up scoring 71 (57) with the help of five fours and four sixes. Other than him, captain Mushfiqur Rahim also contributed with 43 (24).

With bowling figures of 4-0-38-3, Dynamites all-rounder Andre Russell was the pick of their bowlers. Dynamites captain Shakib Al Hasan and Russell’s 66-run partnership for the sixth wicket wasn’t enough as they ended up losing the match by 11 runs. Abu Jayed (4-0-25-3) remained the highest wicket-taker for Vikings.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. 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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