New Delhi: India's 4th ODI with New Zealand in Ranchi might not have produced the desired result but local boy MS Dhoni did produce a piece of art that will be looped for quite some time.
Dhoni conjured up a piece of wicket-keeping magic to dismiss Ross Taylor in the match.
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 26, 2016
"Watch the Mahi magic on loop," tweeted BCCI as soon as the magical dismissal took place. In awe of the Indian captain, Twitter exploded chanting Mahi.. Mahi... all the way...
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) October 26, 2016
Never play poker with Dhoni.
He always plays blind.
— Sahil Shah (@SahilBulla) October 26, 2016
Dronacharya to student( before a run-out): What are you looking at ?
Others: Batsman & Stumps
Dhoni : Only stumps #INDvsNZ
— Cricket Bakchod (@AllTimeBakchod) October 26, 2016
— Being Indian (@Beingind) October 26, 2016
— Arjun (@Always_Arjun) October 26, 2016
— Sir Lazy (@iLazyLad) October 26, 2016
Like you would walk blindfolded in your room that you have lived in for years. It's the same with Dhoni & the area around the stumps.
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) October 26, 2016
— All India Bakchod (@AllIndiaBakchod) October 26, 2016
'Don't try this at home...this act is performed by a professional'
This disclaimer must flash whenever Dhoni does his own stuff for runouts!
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 26, 2016
It was the 46th over when Umesh Yadav was bowling to Ross Taylor, who hit a shot towards fine leg where Dhawal Kulkarni collected the ball near boundary and threw it towards Dhoni.
Throw wasn't as accurate as Dhoni whould have liked as he collected the ball chest high and about 3 ft. away from the stumps.
Without looking at the target, he threw the ball with amazing accuracy, to dislodge the bail placed on off and middle stump.
Taylor, who couldn't believe his eyes, was dismissed for 35 thanks to that smooth piece of work by Dhoni.