There is always something special in the way MS Dhoni affects stumping. The classy wicketkeeper of India once again did the magic against Afghanistan in the super four clashes of Asia Cup 2018. Meanwhile, it was Ravindra Jadeja, who yielded the success for India.
Initially, it was Afghanistan, who won the toss and asked India to bowl first. Much to everyone’s surprise, MS Dhoni walked to the middle in the skipper shoes, as Rohit Sharma has been given rest for the game. Speaking of the captaincy, MS Dhoni quoted saying,
“I was not really sure of where I am standing. I have captained 199 ODIs, so this gives me an opportunity to make it 200. It’s all destiny and I have always believed in that. It’s not in my control, once I left captainship. Good to complete 200, but I don’t think it really matters.”
It allowed MS Dhoni to finish his 200th ODI match as the captain as well. Coming to the dismissal, it was an excellent incoming delivery from Ravindra Jadeja who got a faint inside edge of Javed Ahmadi willow.
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MS Dhoni, who shuffled a bit in the first attempt was quick in removing the bails. Though the edge wasn’t spotted initially, the replays suggested a faint edge. However, it has been a good breakthrough for the Indian team in Asia Cup 2018.
Justifying the toss, Afghanistan started the things in a flash mode with Mohammed Shahzad knocking the boundaries often than not. He kept Indians chasing the delivery often than with his masterful strokes.
However, the other opener, Javed Ahmadi couldn’t quite cope up with the Indian attack, as he got just five runs off 30 balls. It was needed Ravindra Jadeja to get the first wicket for India which was quickly followed by the wicket of Rahmat Shah.
Once again, Ravindra Jadeja was the wrecker-in-chief for India who knocked two wickets in a span of ten balls. It was followed by the wicket of Shahidi when Kuldeep Yadav foxed him. MS Dhoni once again involved in the stumping for the third wicket.
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