Lightning quick MS Dhoni stumps Tim Seifert in less than a second

first_imgMS Dhoni did what he does best as the lighting quick hands of the former India skipper stumped Tim Seifert off the bowling of Kuldeep Yadav during the third and final Twenty20 International against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Sunday.What is special about the dismissal is the fact that Dhoni took just 0.099 seconds to effect it. As the ball left Kuldeep’s fingers and passed the bemused Seifert at the batting crease, Dhoni removed the bails in a flash.Here is how Dhoni removed Seifert:Kuldeep delivered the ball full and outside off, as Seifert stretched forward to play at it. But it spun away just a tad bit to beat the bat. Dhoni collected the ball and was lightning quick in taking the bails off. He appealed immediately and then went to celebrate with his teammates. The square leg umpire referred it upstairs. The third umpire watched a few angles and then ruled it in favour of the fielding team.The brilliance of Dhoni left fans across the globe in awe of the master. Here is a selection of the best reactions:MS Dhoni is lightning quick behind the stumps! #NZvIND Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) February 10, 2019Be it Gilchrist, or be it SangaDhoni has no match when it comes to stumping #NZvIND Baloch (@Imtiazbahar) February 10, 2019Lightning Speed.. #Dhoni300 Trends (@TrendsDhoni) February 10, 20190.099 secondsThat is the time taken for MS Dhoni to effect a stumping and Tim Seifert has to go back for 43. #Dhoni300 (@DHONIism) February 10, 2019Earlier in the tour, Dhoni had removed New Zealand’s Ross Taylor with a similar quick stumping. Dhoni’s sharp wicket-keeping skills got the better of Kiwi batsman in the second ODI at Mount Maunganui.As a matter of fact, Dhoni holds the record for most T20I stumpings with 34 in his illustrious career. Dhoni also has the most number of dismissals in the format with 89, which also include 55 career catches.In 337 ODIs, Dhoni has 311 catches and 119 stumpings. No other wicketkeeper has played more international matches than MS Dhoni’s 524.Also Read | Ish Sodhi is smart but MS Dhoni is smarter. Here’s proofAlso Read | MS Dhoni’s helped Rishabh Pant bat well in Auckland: Harbhajan Singhlast_img read more

World Cup controversies: Javed Miandad’s antics against India, Prasad teaches Sohail a lesson

first_imgThe 2019 ICC World Cup is around the corner and as much as the fans of the game remember the highs and lows on the field, the heroic efforts of champions and the conquests of great cricket nations, a few controversial moments also spring to mind.From the hilarious exchange between Indian wicket-keeper Kiran More and Pakistan batsman Javed Miandad, to the equally iconic moment of Venkatesh Prasad punching the air in delight after dismissing Aamer Sohail just after being sledged, the Cricket World Cup has seen plenty of spicy moments.The case of Shane Warne having to go back home after testing positive for a banned substance also goes down as one of the most infamous incidents of the World Cup’s history.Another Australian’s antics too caused quite a stir as Adam Gilchrist scored a century with a squash ball in his glove. Other competing teams raised questions on the issue as Australia lifted their fourth straight World Cup.1992 – Miandad mocks More appealIndian wicket-keeper Kiran More was involved in a controversy in the match against Pakistan, which India ended up winning by 43 runs.More’s over-enthusiastic appeal for a leg-side catch of Javed Miandad, brought out one of the most hilarious reactions from the Pakistan batsman.So as to mock the Indian wicket-keeper, Miandad proceeded to jump up and down at his crease. The incident has gone down in the history books as one of the funniest at the Cricket World Cup.Some words were also said between the two, which has since been lost to history. The umpires reported the matter to the match referee, who in turn asked the tour managers to sort the matter.advertisement1996 – Prasad gives perfect reply to ShohailThe Aamer Sohail and Venkatesh Prasad exchange has attained cult status as a sign of the rivalry of between the two neighbouring countries – India and Pakistan.In the 1996 World Cup quarterfinal against India in Bengaluru, Pakistan were going great guns in their chase of 287, with Sohail keeping the scorers busy. After he brought up his fifty with an eye-catching push to the extra-cover boundary, some words were exchanged between Prasad and Sohail.Sohail pointed at the cover boundary, suggesting that there is where he would be hitting the next ball, as boos rained down from the stands at the Chinnaswamy.Venkatesh Prasad though had the last laugh, as in a dramatic change of fortunes, Sohail lost his timber the very next ball. Prasad had a few things to say this time and gave Sohail a mouthful and a send-off as the as the Bengaluru crowd erupted in joy.2003 – Shane Warne sent back from World CupThe might of the Australian team, in 2003 was tested when their star leg-spinner Shane Warne tested positive for a banned diuretic drug, known as Moduretic. The drug is generally used to treat hypertension, high blood pressure and fluid retention.ICC had banned the drug as can act as a masking agent for steroids and Warne was subsequently banned from the World Cup and had to fly back to Australia and that too in the middle of the tournament.2007 – Gilchrist’s squash ballAdam Gilchrist scored 149 off 104 balls and was instrumental in taking Australia to a 53-run victory Sri Lanka in the final of the 2007 edition of the World Cup.After reaching his hundred, Gilchrist raised his left hand to show off his glove, which had a prominent lump in the middle.The Australian wicket-keeper batsman later clarified that he had stuck a squash ball into the glove. The news infuriated the other teams as they questioned the legality or fairness of the move.”I’d been using this little device on the advice of a batting coach back in Perth. Often, he’d get me to put this squash ball in my bottom hand, and basically, it’s about putting the glove on, and my coach told me, ‘Try not to grip the bat too much with those last two, maybe three, fingers’,” Gilchrist had said in an interview with ICC.Australia won their fourth straight World Cup as Gilchrist and the squash ball was the hero.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Teams will be wary of India’s bowling attack, says Bhuvneshwar KumarAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli won’t be affected by IPL performance, says Kuldeep YadavAlso Seelast_img read more