India wicketkeeper MS Dhoni took a stunning diving catch to effect West Indies’ first wicket in the third ODI on Saturday, just half a day after he was dropped from the T20I squad for series against the Windies and Australia.
The 37-year-old Dhoni showed fitness of a man in his 20s as he made a full strength dive after running back from the wicket to help Jasprit Bumrah dismiss Chandrapaul Hemraj.
Dhoni’s fans on social media were quick to point out the brilliance of Dhoni and questioned once again his exclusion from the T20I squad for the upcoming two series.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to MS Dhoni’s brilliance:
MS Dhoni, is still the best keeper in the world. So quick off the mark (Hemraj’s catch a prime example) & lightening quick to take the bails off (Hetmyer’s wicket)…and is 37! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) October 27, 2018
Brilliant catch. That Dhoni could get to that ball in a a testament to his fitness.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 27, 2018
— मनवीर महाराज सिंह (@imanveergurjar) October 27, 2018
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 27, 2018
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) October 27, 2018
— Sarah Taylor (@SarahTheCricket) October 27, 2018
MS Dhoni is fittest. Never seen him sprint and take a catch like that.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) October 27, 2018
— Abhishek Mukherjee (@SachinAzharCT) (@ovshake42) October 27, 2018
MS Dhoni. 37 years young. What an athlete. pic.twitter.com/zQPUWbzxpc
— Vinayakk (@vinayakkm) October 27, 2018
This catch by Dhoni just showed how quick his reflexes still are. It is just matter of one or two good innings to get him back to his A game. He will be the keeper for me in the world cup.
— LOLendra Singh (@LOLendraSingh) October 27, 2018
See the helicopter MS Dhoni flying. That catch! #INDvWI
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) October 27, 2018
— Udhaya Helicopter 🚁 (@thisisUtyheli) October 27, 2018
That catch shows that MS Dhoni is still fit and reflexes haven't dimmed yet. If he can just change his approach with the bat and play like he used to between 2005-07, he can be valuable. Needs to rely on his power game which certainly hasn't dimmed #INDvWI
— Hari Sadanandan (@iamharry_88) October 27, 2018
You might get a better batsman than Dhoni in white ball cricket but better keeper nah! What a catch. #INDvWI
— BitterSweetSymphony (@PluviophilePoet) October 27, 2018
Dhoni takes the catch.
Selectors to their T20 decesion: pic.twitter.com/oqGxSeNfLb
— Av🏹🚜 (@av_nish55) October 27, 2018