Indian wicket-keeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has proved it on several occasions that when it comes to DRS, his predictions are mostly true. And that is why in the Indian team, generally Dhoni’s views are decisive when opting for DRS. But in the fifth ODI between India and Windies, Ravindra Jadeja forced Dhoni to change his view and guess what the left-arm spinner was right!
The rare incident happened in the 16th over of the Windies’ innings. While bowling to Windies batsman Shimron Hetmyer, Jadeja got one to hit the pads of the batsmen. The Indian team appealed for the leg before wicket but the umpire wasn’t convinced.
The Indian spinner was sure that the ball was heading on to the stumps and there was no bat involved. However, Dhoni felt the other way and wasn’t completely convinced about going upstairs. But Jadeja pressed on and had an animated conversation with the Indian wicket-keeper.
After a lengthy discussion, Jadeja managed to convince Dhoni and soon Indian captain Virat Kohli took a review.
The replays showed that the pitching of the ball and the impact of the ball was in the line of the stumps and there was no contact between the bat and the ball before the ball crashed on to the pads. The third-umpire overturned the on-field umpire’s call and Hetmyer was ruled out.
The left-arm spinner had a good outing in the 5th ODI as he claimed four wickets in the match to rout the visitors for a paltry score of just 104 runs.
The Indian spinner wrecked Windies’ middle-order and then came back to wipe the tailenders. He finished with figures of four wickets for 34 runs.