Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is considered among the finest wicket-keepers of contemporary-day cricket. Standing behind the stumps, Dhoni was liable for quite a few quickfire stumps, and good catching. His good work as a keeper additionally helped India win some shut matches. In the 2016 T20 World Cup, Dhoni had stumped Bangladesh batsman Sabbir Rahman and modified the tide of the match, and ultimately, India went on to win the match by 1 run.
In the 2019 ODI World Cup final 12 months, Dhoni had one other likelihood to stump Sabbir, however this time, the Bangladesh batsman had come ready. Speaking on Cricfrency Facebook Live episode, Sabbir recalled the second when Dhoni missed out on a stumping likelihood.
The occasion occurred when Sabbir stepped out to go for a giant shot on a sluggish supply from Yuzvendra Chahal. But he went into the shot early, and the ball crept beneath his bat and went straight into Dhoni’s gloves behind the stumps.
“Dhoni had stumped me during the T20 World Cup in Bangalore. He had a stumping chance in last year’s World Cup in England as well. This time, I slid back into the crease before him and told him, “Not today,” he mentioned.
Sabbir additionally recalled the time when he requested Dhoni about his bat and his potential to hit massive sixes. “I asked him what the secret of his bat was. Why whatever he hits goes for sixes when we have to struggle to clear the fence. He had said it was all about confidence,” he mentioned.
“I had asked him to give his bat to me for the India match. Dhoni had said he could give me his bat but that I could not use it in the match against India. I could play against other teams with it,” he added.