Former India skipper MS Dhoni is known for his quick observation and accurate analysis of cricketing field. He once again proved his sharp reviewing skills on Sunday when Dhoni opted for a review that left fans awestruck because he signaled the same to the umpire even before the umpire could raise his finger to give his decision in the 1st ODI match at Dharamsala. This magical incident occurred in the 33rd over of India’s innings when Jasprit Bumrah was hit on the pads with a delivery from Sachith Pathirana. The Sri Lankans immediately went up and the umpire was convinced about Bumrah being out leg before even most Indian cricketers were unsure with the DRS, but not Dhoni.
Moments later TV replays showed impact was outside the line and the umpire had to change his decision. On this feat of MS Dhoni, Indian fans couldn’t stop drooling at former captain’s eagle like awareness and game sense.
Lankan bowler Suranga Lakmal collapsed the Indian batting during his extended spell of 10 overs. India was on the verge of collapsed to 29-7 until Dhoni came to rescue and fought back with a vital 65 runs to take the total score over 100.
India just saved it from the danger of being bowled out for an historic low which is set on the name of Zimbabwe’s 35 runs (all-time record) in 2004 which was also against Sri Lanka. Dhoni added a crucial 41 run partnership with Kuldeep Yadav for the eighth wicket. He hit 10 fours and two sixes in his 87 ball stay until got dismissed by Perera to wrap up the Indian innings. This score helped him getting his 67th ODI half-century.
Twitter couldn’t stop to express their love for Dhoni on the platform openly.