MS Dhoni stumps Liton Das: In which came as yet another stumping dismissal by Dhoni, India dismissed the well-set batsman.
During the final of the Asia Cup between India and Bangladesh at Dubai, former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s swift hands saw the culmination of Liton Das’ exceptional innings.
In which came as another brilliant fielding display by the Indians after Ravindra Jadeja’s run-out to dismiss Mohammad Mithun, it speaks highly of the improvements made to the Indian fielding in the recent years.
Das, who had opened the batting for his team, ended up scoring his maiden ODI century in an innings which didn’t receive much support from the other end. His dismissal happened on the last delivery on the 41st over.
Das’ attempt to flick a Kuldeep Yadav googly against the turn saw him missing the ball altogether. Dhoni, who was perhaps waiting for the batsman to commit such a mistake, collected the ball at the speed of light and dislodged the bails subsequently.
With the batsman making a desperate effort to bring his back foot inside the line, it had made the appeal all the more tense. However, after multiple replays, the umpire was convinced and ruled the decision in India’s favor. Playing a single-handed innings for his team in the big final, Das ended up scoring 121 (117) with the help of 12 fours and two sixes.
His dismissal saw Bangladesh being reduced to 188-6 from 120-0, something which the team management won’t be happy about. In which was his second wicket at that time, Yadav ended up with bowling figures of 10-0-45-3.
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— Utkarsh Bhatla (@UtkarshBhatla) September 28, 2018
Dhoni’s stumping also generated wide praise for him on social media platform Twitter. Read some of the tweets below:
Mahi’s 1st Stumping Within 0.16 seconds
& 2nd Stumping – 0.20 seconds
— Kumar prashant (@Kumarprashant39) September 28, 2018
@cricketaakash Dhoni Ki Stumping Or Commentary King Ji Ki Commentary Par Kabhi Sundah Mat Karna 1G 2G 3G 4G Dhoni Ji #AakashVani Outstanding 👌 Line Sir Ji 🙏 #AsiaCupFinal Tussi Great Ho Sir Ji #INDvBAN
— Tanzeem Siddiqui (@TanzeemSid19) September 28, 2018
Dhoni = ⚡️⚡️⚡️🔥🔥 https://t.co/B3oglvioDV
— Arvnd (@aravind_vangala) September 28, 2018
#Thala Flash Rate:
— Sanjay Msd (@SanjayMsd07) September 28, 2018