Mumbai: Former India skipper MS Dhoni is known for his lightning quick skills with the glove behind the stumps but also for his smart thinking and astute leadership.
When in middle of 22 yard strip Dhoni is an exceptional runner. He is known for converting ones into two’s. His speed of running between the wickets have people even claiming that the wicket-keeper can beat fastest sprinter Usain Bolt if he competes wearing pads on 22 yards.
In the second T20I against Australia in Guwahati saw the former India skipper set a personal record when it comes to picking up those quick runs.
Star Sports released a video on social media platform, where MSD can be seen racing to complete two runs against Australia in the match held on October 11. As he ran to complete the second run and reach the striker’s end, he picked up a stunning speed of 31 kmph. This is his personal highest speed while running between the wickets.
Dhoni completed the 20-metre race in 2.91 seconds and run-a-three race in 8.30 seconds when he visited National Cricket Academy in August ahead of ODI and T20 series against Sri Lanka. He had then posted a photo on Instagram along side Suresh Raina and Kedar Jadhav which he captioned as NCA all test's done.20 mtr in 2.91sec. Run a 3 done in 8.90sec.time for heavy lunch
Dhoni's speed has been instrumental in helping India win important matches. The memory of him winning the game for India against Bangaldesh in World T20 2016 will always remain fresh in the minds of cricket fans. The former Indian captain out ran Mustafizur Rahman, securing a one-run win for the team.
The third umpire decision to signal "OUT" on the giant screen saw nearly 40,000 spectators in the stadium and the Indian players on the ground, celebrate the victory.