We all are quite familiar with Dhoni’s supersonic stumping style. MS Dhoni, India’s man behind the stumps, has always been praised for his presence of mind and the alertness that he uses will wicket keeping. There are hundreds of videos on YouTube about Dhoni’s super fast stumping. The lightening speed with which he dismisses a player is well appreciated.
However, it’s the first time when the Indian women’s cricket team is getting equal attention. When the women’s cricket team defeated Pakistan, it was a “revenge taken” moment for every cricket fan. Indians were traumatized after losing to Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and it was Mithali Raj and her team who brought the fans back from the coma by defeating Pakistan in the Women’s World Cup.
And now, it’s another proud moment for the Indian women’s team when people are talking about India’s woman behind the stumps, Sushma Verma. Yes, Sushma Verma is the new talk of the town.
After praising Smriti Mandhana’s cricketing talent, people are now talking about the lightening speed at which Sushma Verma execute stumps.
In the ongoing Women’s World Cup, Sushma has executed 5 stumpings and they are almost too quick for the camera to catch. Other keepers who just managed a combined 3 stumping, it’s Sushma Verma who is the one-woman army when it comes to wicket-keeping.
The 24-year old from Shimla is already taking giant strides in the world of cricket. her extraordinary wicket keeping skills set her apart from others. Calling her a female Dhoni would be wrong, as she has her own individuality. Sushma, who is also decent at batting, is swift, fast, and equally quick as Dhoni. Both the keepers have speed and street-smartness common between them.
So, we can say that cricket fans should move over Dhoni as we have a new wicket-keeping sensation from India.