Just a few weeks ago, Mahendra Singh Dhoni had become the first wicketkeeper to affect 100 stumpings in One-Day Internationals and if anyone was thinking he would slow down then he or she has been proven wrong with every passing day as the former India skipper is increasing his stumping tally with every game.
The 36-year old had already affected two stumpings in the first two games of the ongoing series against Australia and did one more in the ongoing third One-Day International at Indore. The combination, meanwhile, was similar to his last stumping as the victim was Glenn Maxwell and bowler was Yuzvendra Chahal.
The stage was set for Maxwell to finish the Australian innings on a strong note after Aaron Finch’s century put the world champions into a position of strong. The visitors were 224 for 2 in the 38th over when Maxwell walked in and would have hoped that the hard-hitting batsman would guide them to a big total. However, their hope was brutally quashed as Chahal dismissed the right-handed batsman for the third time in a row. The leg-spinner, who had relied on bowling outside-the-off stump line to Maxwell in the first two games, once again bowled the similar delivery and Maxwell once again became his prey. The ball was well outside the off and Maxwell danced down the track for a big shot but completely failed to make any contact. The ball went past the bat and Dhoni did what he does best behind the stumps.
Here is a clip of that dismissal: