MS Dhoni is known as one of the most intelligent cricketers around with many of his teammates seeking his advise whenever they find themselves in a quandary during the course of the game. India head coach Ravi Shastri feels that there is no one better than Dhoni on the field given his ability behind the wicket and with the bat and his presence of mind and sharpness on the field.
However, he was recently put under scanner following his ‘slow’ performance in the T20 series against New Zealand, as a result of which critics and veteran cricketers like Ajit Agarkar, V.V.S Laxman, suggested that the ace cricketer should retire now.
But during the first ODI loss against Sri Lanka at Dharamsala, the former Indian captain again silenced his critics by correctly guessing another Decision Review System.
Being put to bat first, the Indian side was 8 wickets down as MS Dhoni and Jasprit Bumrah were still holding their ground. In 33rd over, Sachith Pathirana trapped Bumrah through an LBW dismissal and Dhoni signalled for a review even before the umpire could raise his finger. With the umpire almost convinced convinced about Bumrah being out leg before, the fans were awestruck to find that Dhoni was right.
Surprisingly, even Bumrah was not sure about the leg before and was ready to leave the crease, but Dhoni was right at it again and at correct time. The umpire had to reverse his decision after the TV replays showed impact was outside the line.
Indian fans, inside and outside the stadium, couldn’t stop marveling at Dhoni’s awareness and game sense.
— Mitul Srivastava (@im_Ms7) December 11, 2017
It’s high time to change DRS from Decision Review System to Dhoni Review System!!!!!
How can a man be this accurate… #MSDhoni for a reason!!!
— MJ (@MabelJaneR) December 10, 2017
Jewel of Cricket and has a great sense of game
— Mohinder Kumar Behl (@MohinderBehl) December 11, 2017
This guy is a legend
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— osama azhar (@osamaazhar1) December 11, 2017
धोनी तो धोनी है
— Asit Kumar (@AKumarsonker) December 11, 2017
Dhoni was so quick to review that. Fastest man ever to play this game with his brain and with his legs #IndvsSL
— Naveen Samy (@ImNsamy) December 10, 2017
#DRS– dhoni review system
— ᖇᗴᗪᗪᗩᎥᗩᕼ ᑎᗩᎥᗪᑌ (@i_Reddaiah) December 11, 2017
On Dhoni, Kohli had said this earlier:
“It’s priceless. I saw a stat yesterday that 95% of the appeals that he’s made in his career have been successful. As a captain I have no sort of extra thinking as far as DRS is concerned. He’s one voice, if he tells me it’s outside the line or it is missing, the decision stands there. It’s not left up to doubt or any further debate from there on.”