The domination of former India skipper MS Dhoni behind the stumps is known to all. Be it under-arm flicks without looking at the stumps or whipping off the bails in a flash, Dhoni has proved time and again that he is arguably the best glovesman in the business.
But, it is quite sporadic when an opposition wicket-keeper gives you a taste of your own medicine. Credit to the Australian spinner Adam Zampa as he managed to beat Dhoni in flight and the wicketkeeper-batsman was left clueless after he decided to step down the track.
The fans got to witness such a rare occurrence during the second T20 International between India and Australia on Tuesday.
— Cricket-atti (@cricketatti) October 10, 2017
The 36-year-old was stumped for the first time in his 80-match T20 International career.
Playing his 80th T20I, Dhoni walked down the track to hit Australia’s spinner Zampa but missed the ball completely. The ball spun a long way after pitching on the rough and Tim Paine, behind the wickets, collected the ball and whipped off the bails comfortably.
Twitter users had some amazing reactions on Dhoni being stumped. While some lauded Zampa for cleverly outfoxing Dhoni, others trolled the master for getting a taste of his own medicine.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions after Dhoni was stumped:
You don't get Dhoni stumped often, well done Adam Zampa! #INDvAUS
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) October 10, 2017
Shikaar khud yaha Shikaar ho gaya- Dhoni #IndvAus
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) October 10, 2017
— Adlee Sharon (@adlee_sharon) October 10, 2017
Zampa will remember this Wicket for long #Dhoni
— Abdul Ghaffar (@GhaffarDawnNews) October 10, 2017
Only Dhoni could stump himself.#IndvsAus
— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) October 10, 2017
Dhoni and Stumps.
A better love story then twilight.
— Samarth-tak (@sam4rth) October 10, 2017
Watching Dhoni get stumped is like seeing your family doctor down with the flu. #INDvAUS
— Omkar Mankame (@Oam_16) October 10, 2017
— কমলজিত (@KamaljitMedhi) October 10, 2017
— Prabhjit Singh (@SinghOfGudTimes) October 10, 2017
— Venkat Parthasarathy (@Venkrek) October 10, 2017
Zampa lured Dhoni to step out just like Kareena Kapoor seducing SRK in Don.
— Barkhurdaarjivi… 🇮🇳 (@BloodyKamina) October 10, 2017
Dhoni stumped! That's rare! Zampa must have done something special to do that! #INDvAUS
— MSDian Shubham 🇮🇳 (@Shubham513) October 10, 2017
— Nitish (@oye_bihari) October 10, 2017