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Umpire Called A Ball Wide, But Dhoni Asked Kohli To Use DRS. The Result Proved Why He Is Great

6:40 pm 4 Sep, 2017

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Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not just an amazing cricketer, he is also a sportsman who has a keen eye for everything that happens on the field.

Dhoni just shattered the record for the maximum stumpings in ODIs by taking his 100th victim in the last 5th and final encounter against Sri Lanka in the just concluded bilateral series.

 

Dhoni stumped Akila Dananjaya to surpass Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara’s record of 99 stumpings. PTI

In the 4th match, Dhoni also reached a milestone of playing 300 ODI matches becoming the 6th Indian to do so.

And while the world is praising this legend, one is reminded of an incident from the 4th match which proves why Dhoni became India’s most successful cricket captain.

Although he is no longer leading the side, his influence on the team is apparent and his eye is as sharp as it was when he led the side.

It so happened that debutant Shardul Thakur bowled a bouncer which skimmed past the leg side of the batsman and landed into the gloves of Dhoni.

The umpire called it a wide because he felt the ball had gone wayward.

 


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Dhoni was not convinced. He went to skipper Virat Kohli and told him to call using the Decision Review System (DRS). (An umpire’s decision can be challenged by the DRS but the limit on it makes skippers use it very carefully.)

Anyway, the result proved that Dhoni is never wrong. Take a look:

 

DHoni DRS from Akshay Kokde on Vimeo.

No wonder then that the world is STILL in awe of this fantastic cricketer who lords over the field.

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