Mahendra Singh Dhoni or Mahi or Captain Cool as he is affectionately called, has worn a lot of hats, from an explosive middle order batsman to promoting himself up the order to winning all 3 major ICC trophies (he’s the only captain to do so till date). Be it the power packed helicopter shot or chasing down a mammoth target, this man has nerves of steel! That moment when he hit a six over long-on to win us the World Cup is forever sealed in our minds. And an umpire is yet to best him in DRS reviews. The man literally defines the spirit of cricket worldwide with his cool and respectable nature. But the one thing that Mahi does best is keeping the wickets. He’s wicked fast and has superhuman reflexes. Join us as we take a look at Top 5 Dhoni Moments, behind the stumps.
And though he has retired from international cricket and won’t be seen in the Indian blue again, there’s a little bit more to come from MSD yet. Don’t miss out on watching him play in Chennai Super Kings colours for probably the last time this IPL. Certainly, CSK wouldn’t be the same without Thala leading it, right?
On 26th October 2016, the Indian fans at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi witnessed something that is beyond words. 4th ODI between India and New Zealand, the man behind the wickets MS Dhoni created yet another unforgettable, magical moment! Check it out:
Is anything ever conventional with this former Indian wicket keeper? Homeboy Mahi gave Ranchi a spectacle that will be remembered for the years to come. Ross Taylor suffered a signature Dhoni-unorthodox throw at the wickets. With his back turned towards the stumps, the Indian skipper hurled the ball at the wickets and found Taylor shy of the crease.
How could someone do that without even looking at the stumps? The answer is an obvious one. Because he is MSD! (in tone of *because he’s Batman* :P )
Twitteratis were overwhelmed as expected.
— All India Bakchod (@AllIndiaBakchod) 26 October 2016
Be it AIB with a cheeky Bajirao Mastani dialogue meme!
With this accuracy of Dhoni I am sure Modi ji took his help for carrying out surgical strike.pic.twitter.com/aSBipeQdxz
— The Viral Fever (@TheViralFever) 26 October 2016
or TVF raining down mad praises on MSD’s behind the wickets accuracy.
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) 26 October 2016
Some would say he knows the area around the stumps like the back of his hand ;)
‘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) 26 October 2016
Damn right, it should!
5. Don’t Blink! Blink and you’ll miss it! So, did you catch that? No? Well, neither did we :P
4. Batsman: But bro, I didn’t even step out of the crease
3. Superman is faster than a speeding bullet? Well, the man of steel has got some serious competition!
2. My name is Mahendra Singh Dhoni and I’m the fastest wicket-keeper alive!
1. Seriously, bro? Just like that?!
Here’s to you, MSD! A legendary cricketer that wrote a new definition for cricket. We miss you a lot in Indian colours and thank you for everything that you’ve done for Team India 🙏
Tell us which is your favorite Dhoni behind-the-stumps moment by commenting below. Hope you had a fun read. Say goodbye to Mahendra Singh Dhoni this IPL in the most emotional and loving fashion. And watch his biopic to learn how this great man came to become one of India’s best cricketers. After all, there isn’t and will never be a MSD again :)