Just a day ago., Mahendra Singh Dhoni completed his 37th birthday. And looking at the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman, it is safe to say that age can lie sometimes. Despite being on the wrong side of 30s, the World Cup-winning skipper is still one of the fittest cricketers in the game.
Dhoni’s latest catch in the ongoing third T20I once again showed his exemplary level of fitness. In the 14th over of the innings, Eoin Morgan skied a Hardik Pandya delivery. On the previous delivery, a similar kind of catch was not taken. And this time, Dhoni took the onus on himself to take the catch. He ran forward to take the catch but in doing so he crashed into the stumps. But despite that, he managed to catch the ball to send back the England skipper.
Here is a clip of that catch:
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Meanwhile, the catch made Dhoni the first and only wicketkeeper to have 50 catches in the shortest format of the game. Nobody else has even 35. Denesh Ramdin is second in the list with 34 catches while Quinton de Kock is third with 30 grabs.
England, meanwhile, are off to a stunning start in the series decider. Asked to bat first, Jason Roy and Jos Buttler came out all guns blazing to give England an electric start. The duo added 94 runs in just 7.5 overs before Buttler departed. Roy departed after smashing 67 off just 31. At the end of the tenth over, England were 111 for 2.
India, however, pulled back things towards the end as the hosts ended on 198 for 8 despite looking set to post well in excess of 200 at one stage.