The master of the stumping in international cricket, MS Dhoni was at it once again at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui in the second ODI against New Zealand.
Chasing 325 to level the series, the Blackcaps were in a spot of bother when they lost Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson in the first powerplay. Colin Munro was soon back in the hut too when the spinners came on, and that left a lot of pressure on the in-form batsmen Ross Taylor and Tom Latham.
But Taylor had no answer to a moment of magic from the Indian wicket-keeper.
With Kedar Jadhav pushing one through that didn’t turn, Taylor’s outside edge was beaten. As he had overbalanced even so lightly, his back-foot was out off the crease for just a brief moment.
However, the best moment came when the 37-year-old was quick to appeal for the stumps and remained confident that he has got his man, despite the rest of the Indian team remaining skeptical about it. The replays, though, confirmed Dhoni’s suspicion, as the Indian camp celebrated the big dismissal.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) January 26, 2019
Terrific stumping by Dhoni to get rid of in-form Taylor. Dhoni and Jadhav are becoming Jodi No.1 for India!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) January 26, 2019
— Sarah Taylor (@SarahTheCricket) January 26, 2019
— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) January 26, 2019
OUT. Those Dhoni hands. And that Kedar’s bowling. ☺️🙌🤗 #NZvInd
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 26, 2019
The fastest hands in the East conjure up another dismissal. #Dhoni. Game over, I should think.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 26, 2019
Jharkhand Tableau. 💯 pic.twitter.com/IP56tIKEsu
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) January 26, 2019
What a stumping DHONI!
What is he made of? Is he a superman? How does he find one such stumping in every match? One blink & you’re gone.
— Akash Jain (@akash207) January 26, 2019
That is Dhoni's wicket. Look at the side hug MS. He's a gem. Jewel behind the wickets to the spinners.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) January 26, 2019
Life may give you a second chance, but don't expect a second chance from Dhoni ever, when it comes to his stumping.
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) January 26, 2019
— Mayur (@yeahokigetit) January 26, 2019
— Prof. Moriarty (@DesiOptimystic) January 26, 2019
The nano seconds were discovered to measure Dhoni's stumping.#INDvNZ
— Sunil- The cricketer (@1sInto2s) January 26, 2019
Genius is an understatement for MS Dhoni's wicket-keeping to spinners. Ross Taylor didn't even think he was in danger when the appeal was made. Brilliant. #NZvIND
— Vinayakk (@vinayakkm) January 26, 2019
MS Dhoni when he sees batsman millimeter outside crease. pic.twitter.com/xsQXNnjZ4I
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) January 26, 2019
— RS (@AwaraRish) January 26, 2019
— Rishabh Srivastava (@AskRishabh) January 26, 2019
— MS Dhoni Fans Official (@msdfansofficial) January 23, 2019