Mahendra Singh Dhoni has time and again created magic from behind the stumps. When it comes to removing an opponent batsman, he can dislodge the bails in the blink of an eye. During the third India vs Sri Lanka ODI in Vishakhapatnam, Dhoni’s presence of mind and agility once again earned a wicket for the team when it was needed the most.
The incident happened on the first ball of the 28th over when Kuldeep Yadav was brought to the attack while Upul Tharanga was playing on 95 and heading towards his century. Kuldeep bowled a flighted delivery while Tharanga wanted to drive towards the cover region. However, Tharanga missed the shot and the ball landed in MS Dhoni’s gloves. He couldn’t take his feet back inside the crease while Dhoni had enough time to dislodge the bails and appeal for a wicket.
Tharanga ended up scoring 95 runs off 82 balls including 3 sixes and 12 fours. It was a huge blow for the Lankans as no other batsman could make an impact with the bat later. The Lankans were reduced to 160/3 and they lost the rest of the 7 wickets within 215 runs.