Top 5 Fastest Stumping in Cricket History By MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni is best known for his cool demeanour and selfless actions on the field.Over the years, Dhoni’s batting and captaincy has earned him lots of accolades, his wicket keeping skills is something that sets him apart from other wicket keepers of his generation.
Many a times, Dhoni has helped India win matches through some immaculate and breath-taking stumpings behind the wicket.
Here are 5 of those stumpings when Dhoni proved why he is rated as one the finest wicket keepers of all time -
1) Glenn Maxwell in the T20 Series in Australia in 2016 -
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In the 2nd T20 between India and Australia in Australia, India set a target of 184 batting first. Although, the score was good, but a certain Glenn Maxwell could have snatched the match from India however, Dhoni had other ideas. He brought Yuvraj in the attack and effected a superb stumping to end the innings of attacking Maxwell. The stumping was brilliant as Dhoni took a fraction of the second to dislodge the bells.
2 )Jacob Oram in the first ODI in the India-New Zealand bilateral ODI series in 2009 -
It was the first ODI between New Zealand and India in Napier in March 2009. India scored 273 for 4 batting first. He demonstrated his perfect feeling of timing and canny sound judgment while disposing of New Zealand all-rounder Jacob Oram.Jacob Oram plainly edged a ball which Dhoni caught yet to ensure the dismissal he additionally immediately stumped Oram out as he was out of his ground playing the stroke. It was instant thinking and brilliant execution by the Indian captain which earned numerous praises.
3) Mitchell Marsh – India vs Australia 2nd T20I in 2012 T20 series -
In this very match Dhoni baffled Mitchell Marsh off a stumping by Rahul Sharma by collecting the ball behind the wickets and took the bails off in lightning speed. He managed to dislodge the bails in 0.09 seconds and set the record for the quickest stumping in history of cricket. It was simply remarkable and outstanding.
4) Ian Bell – India vs England in the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy Final -
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India scored 130 runs in the rain influenced match batting first in the Final of Champions trophy in England. The hosts began off well with the chase; however Bell's stumping was the defining moment in the match. Dhoni tranquilly collected the ball and when he saw Bell getting off balance, he took the bails off in a flash to depart Bell.
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This was a sharp work from MS and India went on to win the ICC champions trophy title largely because of the stumping.
5) Sabbir Rahman – India vs Bangladesh in the 2016 ICC T20 World Cup -
It was a do-or-die match for India to make it to semi-finals. Bangladesh began off well chasing the target of 146 set by India. They were cruising towards victory with 69 runs on board inside 10 overs. At a point in the match, Sabbir missed a ball down the leg off Suresh Raina's bowling.
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Dhoni collected the ball quickly and waited for Sabbir to lose his balance. When Sabbir lifted his foot, MS whipped off the bails instantly. This demonstrated Dhoni's sound judgment and his amazing aptitudes with the gloves. Legend, surely!