MS Dhoni instructs Kedar Jadhav to bowl: The Indian wicket-keeper constantly suggested the all-rounder from behind the wickets.
During the second ODI of the ongoing India’s tour of New Zealand at Mount Maunganui, former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni was heard on the stump mic as suggesting India all-rounder Kedar Jadhav to have different field settings for both the batsmen.
“Idhar maarna mushkil hai. Uske liye udhar rakh sakta hai. Wo maarta hai (It is difficult to hit towards the leg side. You can keep a fielder for on the leg side for the non-striker. He hits the ball in that direction),” Dhoni was heard on the stump mic.
After Jadhav bowled the delivery, Dhoni’s wisdom once again came into the play as he suggested Jadhav to keep a fielder on the leg side if he is continuously going to bowl a this way.
MS Dhoni goes past Brian Lara. pic.twitter.com/ooPwRbfJX9
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MS Dhoni in 2019 👇
51, 55*, 87*, 48* 🙌
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Please Lara played in DIFFERENT era with better fast bowlers, bowler friendly pitches. Dhoni is not half as good as Lara. Lara could hit the ball 360 degrees and was great against fast and spin. Dhoni has a poor technique with a only couple of shots. He has done well #INDvsNZ pic.twitter.com/N9WQY9LRdL
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Dhoni’s lightening fast hands…!! pic.twitter.com/pkqmM45ZV7
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It is worth mentioning that it is not the first time when Dhoni’s suggestion has come good for an Indian spinner. There have been numerous instances of his insights to spinners instantly working for the team.
India captain Virat Kohli had introduced Jadhav into the attack in the 14th over, even before chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav. Given his knack of picking wickets despite his limitations as a bowler, Jadhav sent back the most experienced Kiwi batsman in Ross Taylor in his third over.
Coming on the back of his worst year in ODIs (in terms of number of runs scored), the team management would be relieved to see Dhoni contributing in so many ways to the Indian team.
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