Antigua: MS Dhoni has time and again showed that his street-smart approach, in addition to game awareness, can yield brilliant results. Dhoni, who powered India to clinch three ICC trophies, may not be in charge of the team. But he keeps enthralling his fans displaying his astute cricketing skills.
The same was on show as he, alongside Ajinkya Rahane and Kedar Jadhav, guided India to 251 during the third ODI against West Indies on Friday. While he started slowly on a tricky pitch, he made up for the slow start and remained unbeaten on 78.
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The incident happened in the 41st over when Dhoni was batting on 30. Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo seemed to have Dhoni’s number as the Indian wicketkeeper danced down the pitch with ball turning away from him from outside the off-stump.
While the West Indian wicketkeeper Shai Hope was quick to move to his right and gather the ball, Dhoni was quicker as he, despite moving out of the crease, rushed back into the crease and did not allow Bishoo to have a wicket. While the Dhoni move did look out of the box, he, like he has done so many times, made it work spectacularly well.