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“The Flash” behind the stumps

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MSD who also known as a fastest gloves behind the stumps. Agility with an impeccable presence of mind with smartness made the former skipper made him the greatest wicket keeper in history of cricket! Many times, his skills helped India to win matches through that breath takings work behind the wickets. Here are seven which stands bestest among that best!

1.Glenn Maxwell in T20 series in Australia in 2016

Chasing the target of 184 against India Aussies looked in good form, especially Maxwell show could have ended the match in a hurry. However, Indian skipp, when behind the stumps had other ideas. Brought Yuvi in, Maxwell missed the ball and he was down the track when Dhoni wasting not a second, took the bells off in a delectable way.

2. Keemo Paul, Ind vs West Indies series, October29, 2018

The smart work of Dhoni behind the stumps. Dhoni with his lightning fast stumping removed Keemo Paul off Jadeja’s delivery in 28th over of the match. In the remarkable stumping, Mahi took only 0.08 seconds to effect the stumping, thereby beating his own record for the fastest stumping( against Australia’s George Bailey). This stumping was so quick that even Jadeja was unsure as to what happened behind the stumps when leg umpire went up to third umpire!

3. Jonathan Trott in ICC Champion’s trophy Final, 2013

This is one of those brilliance of Dhoni behind the stumps. Trott playing on 20 before Ashwin got him stumped. It was complete plotted dismissal by Mahi. Ashwin even revealed this in live session with Raina ” I still remember mahi bhai came to me and said ‘Trott ko over the stumps se mat daalna sirf round se daalna. Woh leg side mai khelne jaayega agar ball ghoomega to stumping ho jaayega.” The same scene were happened when Ashwin bowled the next delivery down the leg, though its wide but Dhoni’s quick gloves behind got the bells off and eventually India won that trophy!

4. Mustafiqur Rahman, India vs Bangladesh March 23, 2016

Dhoni again with his lightning quick reflexes and super sprint, crushed the hopes of Bangladeshi cricket fan as he ran out Mustafiqur on very crucial final delivery and knock out Tigers out of the T20 World cup ’16. With 2 runs required from the last one ball, Pandya bowled a short ball offside the off stumps which Shuvagata missed. Dhoni, who had already removed his right gloves to be able to throw properly, collected the ball and instead of going for direct-hit he ran like flash with unbelievable speed and removed the bells, beating Mustafizur by a few inches away and India won by a run!

5. Sabbir Rahman, India vs Bangladesh March 23, 2016

Everyone was stunned by the kind of smartness he showed in this dismissal. This could be on the top list of his stumpings. When Sabbir missed the ball Dhoni consciously waited for Sabbir to lift his leg, slightly slowed down his swing of arm and he lift off the bells with very narrow bandwidth to wait. If he was little quick or little slow, batsman is in. But the microprocessor mind wala Mahi had his own calculations and got him out!

6. Ross Taylor, India vs New Zealand October, 2016 Ranchi

Playing on his home ground, Mahi sends Ross Taylor into dugout with magical no-look runout. Delivery bowled by Umesh Yadav, Tayler pushed it to deep fine squarish leg where Dhawal Kulkarni collected a ball and throw to Dhoni. Dhoni had to move towards ball to pick it up fast. He picked it and then threw it back to the stumps without even looking back in a swift action. A blinder runout by Dhoni showed again his agility and smartness behind stumps.

7. David Warner India vs Australia July, 2018

Dhoni took a stunning catch to send dangerous looking Warner back to pavillion. Delivery bowled by chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, a flipper one Warner tried to cut but ball took a kiss of Warner’s bat and moved towards Mahi where he took a stunning catch behind. Looking at speed of both bat and ball, this catch seemed impossible but Mahi with his fast reflexes made it possible!

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Ruturaj Gaikwad: A lion roaring this season

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In the match against RCB, Maharashtra’s talented lad shines as a new star for CSK. Leaving the trails of brilliant caliber behind, Ruturaj Gaikwad, 23 year old became a hot topic in cricket arena after this match.
 
His domestic debut in 2017 and since then, scored over 4700 runs across formats, 10 centuries and 23 fifties to his name. He is an Indian Cricketer, born on 31 January, 1997. A very passionate cricketer and a reliable one in a small age. He has played several matches and came out to be a good batsman. And luckily, in December 2018, he was bought by the Chennai Super Kings in the player auction for 2019 Indian Premier League. But he didn’t get the chance to play for his team that year. Every player wants to go in MS Dhoni’s team, and he got that chance to play in the middle this year.
 
Due to the ongoing pandemic it is not so easy to conduct IPL. After all these hardships also, the league is being conducted in UAE. But, this year has been cited tough for Rutu Gaikwad. Before starting the league he was tested positive for Covid-19, had to go into quarantine and had to take a long break. In the 2020 IPL, he was chosen to fill Suresh Raina’s spot after the experienced cricketer decided to withdraw from the 2020 IPL. A tough time for CSK as well, as the team’s thirteen members were tested positive including Ruturaj Gaikwad.
 
When he made his debut against Rajasthan Royals, he was not able to make any runs and was dismissed. In the next match against Delhi Capitals, he was able to make only five runs. After these two matches he dropped for a couple of matches and came with a blast against Royal Challengers Bangalore, he made an unbeaten score. And was able to make half-century. Dhoni, who had recently drawn criticism for saying youngsters in the team lacked ‘spark’, was happy that Ruturaj Gaikwad backed up his strengths. He has shown his strengths and played the shots for what he is known for!! Ruturaj Gaikwad became Man of the Match of that particular match.
 
Ruturaj Gaikwad was also spotted by MS Dhoni during the Ranji Trophy match against Jharkhand. He was hit by a bouncer from Varun Aaron and was in great pain, but continued to play. One more incident occurred during a game between CSK and Kolkata Knight Riders when Andre Russell was going after Chennai bowlers. Then  he was the one who came up with an idea to stop Caribbean all-rounders. He told Dhoni to keep a deep square leg instead of a short fine leg. By this MS Dhoni was super impressed by his sharp cricketing brain.
 
The rising star of Indian cricket, Ruturaj Gaikwad, has all set to knock his finger for team India. He has brought the spark back to his team. He thanked the whole team for supporting him during the days of quarantine. It’s an awesome feeling when you do something for your team!! Wishing Rutu, a

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Gavaskar trolling Anushka: Know the reality behind the drama

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When Indian cricket team captain’s performance failed during Thursday’s IPL match. His wife Anushka Sharma was apparently dragged in for his bad performance by former Indian cricket team captain Mr Sunil Gavaskar while commentating the match he stated “inhone to lockdown main bas Anushka ki gendo pe practice ki hai”. And it is not the first time when Virat’s actor wife was dragged in between. She is been trolled for her husband’s failure ever since they started dating each other. From then Virat has been supporting his wife via his Instagram handle.
But now Anushka took stand for herself replying to the joke made on her by Gavaskar saying that, “Mr. Gavaskar, your message is distasteful is a fact but I would love you to explain why you thought of making such a sweeping statement on a wife accusing her of her husband’s game? I’m sure over the years you have respected the private lives of every cricketer while commentating on the game. Don’t you think you should have equal amounts of respect for me and us? I’m sure you can have many other words and sentences in your mind to use to comment on my husband’s performance from last night or are your words only relevant if you use my name in the process? Its 2020 and things still don’t change for me. When will I stop getting dragged into cricket and stop being used to pass sweeping statements? Respected Mr. Gavaskar, you are a legend whose name stands tall in this gentleman’s game. Just wanted to tell you what I felt when I heard you say this,” wrote Anushka. Thereafter twitter was flooded with tweets supporting Anushka Sharma for being trolled by Mr Gavaskar. Many famous names have joined this trend in support of Anushka. Defending his statement Gavaskar says, “I’ve not made any sexist comment. Neither have I blamed Anushka for anything. I would urge people to re-visit the clip,”
But it was found that Mr. Gavaskar was talking about the video where the couple was seen playing cricket in the building preview and was unknowingly shot on camera by a neighbour.
He referred anushka bowling virat in the same video.
Another commentator also added that there privacy should be respected.

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RCB wins last night,Ishan kishan won hearts

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Mumbai Indians “man for all seasons” Kieron Pollard’s scintillating strokeplay found its match in maverick Ishan Kishan as they nearly pulled off a Houdini Act before Navdeep Saini’s spectacular Super Over saw Royal Challengers Bangalore win an IPL humdinger on Monday. The small built Kishan put up a powerhouse performance scoring 99 off 58 balls with nine sixes while Pollard’s 60 off 24 saw them match RCB’s total of 201.

After 402 runs scored in an IPL game, it took a Super Over to decide the winner between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians in Dubai on Monday.

Chasing a steep target of 202, Mumbai Indians captained by Rohit Sharma didn’t look in the hunt before Kieron Pollard and Ishan Kishan stepped up and produced an incredible 119-run fifth-wicket partnership off 51 balls that levelled the scores at the end of the 20 overs. The duo’s scintillating batting display helped MI score 89 in the last five overs.

While Pollard blasted 60 off 24, it was wicketkeeper-batsman Kishan’s 99 off 58 balls that got everyone on their feet.

Just before the two teams were headed for the thrilling Super Over, Kishan was snapped in the dugout, looking visibly tired and distraught that he couldn’t get his team over the finishing line.

Bowling the Super Over for RCB, Navdeep Saini gave nothing away to Pollard and Hardik Pandya as MI could only manage 7 off the Super Over. Virat Kohli after three bad matches did the needful as Jasprit Bumrah couldn’t defend a seven-run target with India captain winning it with a last-ball boundary.

After the loss, Rohit Sharma revealed that a physically drained Ishan Kishan struggled to come out to bat again against RCB. “He (Kishan) was drained out and was not comfortable. We thought we could send him but he was not feeling fresh,” Rohit Sharma said.

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