MS Dhoni’s single-handed defense off Ish Sodhi: The Indian wicket-keeper batsman put on display a strange defensive stroke at Auckland.
During the second T20I of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia at Auckland, former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni put on display an unusual stroke to sneak a run against New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi.
Coming in to bat at No. 5 in the 14th over, Dhoni was left to score almost at a run a ball alongside the set batsman in Rishabh Pant. In a harmless situation, Dhoni didn’t try to do anything fancy in his unbeaten innings of 20 (17).
It all happened on the penultimate delivery of the 16th over when a wise Sodhi fired the ball way outside the off-stump after having watched the sight of Dhoni stepping down the ground. In a bid to make contact with the ball, Dhoni did well to defend the ball with one hand, albeit from a difficult position. With the ball going towards the cover region, Dhoni and Pant also ran a single.
*Third Umpire gives a wrong decision*
*On field umpires get together to take a call*
One umpire to another umpire: Tu puch (nahi tu puch) Tu puch na.. Last time mai pucha tha Dhoni se…
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The wicket-keeper batsman-duo stitched together a 44-run partnership which saw them sealing the chase for India in the penultimate over. Pant ended up scoring 40* (28) with the help of four fours and a six.
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#Dhoni does it again. He was deceived by the bowler but in turn he deceived the ball with a one hand shot through point. He does unbelievable things with ease. #NZvIND #dhoniagain pic.twitter.com/VkFIYCzjyW
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