MS Dhoni’s suggestion to Kuldeep Yadav: The Indian wicket-keeper dictated Trent Boult’s dismissal from behind the stumps.
During the first ODI of the ongoing India’s tour of New Zealand at Napier, former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s wisdom came into play as he dictated New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult’s dismissal a ball before he was eventually out.
It all happened in the 38th over of the New Zealand innings when Dhoni suggested chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav to bowl the googly. “Yeh aankh band karke rokega. Dusra waala daal sakta hai isko (He will defend the ball blindly. You can bowl the other one to him),” Dhoni was quoted as saying on the stump mic.
No other wicket keeper has more than 140 stumpings in International cricket. Then there is Dhoni approaching 200 stumpings.
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“Yeh aank band karke rokega. Dusra waala daal sakta hai isko.”
Dhoni to Kuldeep who obliged with the googly and had a wicket.
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Just as Yadav bowled a googly on the last ball of the over, Boult (1) ended up edging it to Rohit Sharma at first slip. Being the last Kiwi batsman to be dismissed, his dismissal saw New Zealand being bowled out on 157 in 38 overs.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, who came in to bat at No. 3, top-scored for his team scoring his 36th ODI half-century, 64 (81), with the help of seven fours. With bowling figures of 10-1-39-4, Yadav was the pick of the bowlers for India. Other than him, fast bowler Mohammad Shami (6-2-19-3) and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (10-2-43-2) starred with the ball.
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“Yeh aank band karke rokega. Dusra waala daal sakta hai isko.” MS Dhoni from behind the stumps reads Boult, suggests Kuldeep to bowl a googly. Kuldeep obliges and Rohit takes a simple catch at first slip.
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Dhoni, who affected a stumping chance to dismiss New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson off Yadav, made his second contribution with the dismissal of Boult. It also speaks highly of all that he brings to the table as far as his overall value is concerned.
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