WATCH: Niroshan Dickwella misses an easy run-out chance; fans cite MS Dhoni’s example

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Sri Lanka wicket-keeper Niroshan Dickwella missed an easy run-out chance against South Africa in the first T20I at the Newlands in Cape Town, on Tuesday, which allowed the hosts to level the scores and take the game into the Super Over.

The Proteas then registered an easy win in the Super Over to go 1-0 up in the three-match series.

Dickwella’s error instantly brought in a comparison with Dhoni and the fans explained what the primary wicket-keeper for India would have done in such a situation.

Dickwella missed the direct hit

It all happened when South Africa required two runs off the last delivery to overhaul the Sri Lankan total of 134 in 20 overs and the batsmen – Imran Tahir and Dale Steyn — ran one run to tie the match. It was clever delivery from Isuru Udana which Tahir missed to connect. The ball went to Dickwella but still, the two batsmen ran for a run blindly.

Dickwella threw the ball at the stumps only to miss it by a fair margin thereby allowing the single which kept the visitors away from a famous win.

Relive the moment here:

The reason that MS Dhoni is hogging the limelight here is due to his brilliance against Bangladesh in the 2016 T20 World Cup at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. Bangladesh needed two runs off the final ball when the batsman didn’t connect and Dhoni, with his one glove, ran faster than the non-striker to affect the dismissal.

Smartly, he didn’t throw the ball as it could have missed the stumps and this is what Dickwella should’ve done according to the fans.

Here’s how fans on Twitter reacted to Dickwella’s mistake:

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