MS Dhoni has added another feather to cap after he became the second wicket-keeper in the history of the Indian Premier League [IPL] to complete 100 catches. Dhoni has joined fellow Indian keeper and Kolkata Knight Riders captain, Dinesh Karthik , in the elite list.
And, the champion wicketkeeper-batsman did that in fine fashion. The moment came in the 18th over of the Kings XI Punjab innings after KL Rahul failed to steer the wide yorker bowled by Shardul Thakur, only for MS Dhoni to take a brilliant diving catch.
Dhoni’s catch brought an end to what was the slowest IPL fifty of his career by KXIP skipper, KL Rahul. Rahul scored a 52-ball 63 and his dismissal came as a double blow for KXIP as the Punjab-based franchise lost back-to-back wickets in the 18th over. Shardul Thakur very nearly got a hattrick but for the 1st slip that was too deep to tale the outside edge.
Sarfaraz Khan scored two boundaries during his 9-ball 14 while Glenn Maxwell finished with 7-all 11 but the lack of intent by KL Rahul throughout his knock and the wicket of a dangerous-looking Nicholas Pooran meant that KXIP could not make use of the platform, eventually finishing at 4-178 in 20 overs.