MS Dhoni might have retired from international cricket but his impact on the field is still felt and Matthew Wade showed it on Sunday during the third T20I between India and Australia. The Australia skipper remembered the former India skipper when he failed to stump India opener Shikhar Dhawan.
The incident took place in the 9th over of India’s chase when Mitchell Swepson was bowling to Dhawan. On the fifth ball of the over, Swepson bowled one which was short and well outside off. Dhawan went for a cut shot but failed to make any contact with the ball.
And while Dhawan was standing well inside the crease, Matthew Wade smartly waited for him to raise his left foot. Matthew Wade perhaps wanted to dismiss Dhawan like the way MS Dhoni had famously dismissed Bangladesh’s Sabbir Rahman during the 2016 T20 World Cup.
The Australia wicketkeeper quickly took off the stump but unlike Dhoni, he was late by a fraction of a second. And he realised it soon as he the stump mic caught him telling Dhawan: “Not Dhoni, not quick enough like Dhoni.”
Here is a clip of the incident:
"Not Dhoni, not quick enough like Dhoni!" ?
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Earlier in the match, Matthew Wade led Australia from the front and scored a fine fifty. The southpaw slammed 58 off just 32 balls while opening the innings to lay the foundation for the big total. His knock was studded with 10 fours and a six. Australia went on to finish their innings on 194 for 5.
Talking about the game, India were on 172 for 4 in the 19th over with Hardik Pandya and Shreyas Iyer in the middle. A win in the ongoing game will see India clinch the series with a match remaining.