There is no way you can keep MS Dhoni out of the limelight. The legendary cricketer may have lost a bit of his batting prowess but he still remains one of the shrewdest and wisest cricketers of this era. Against Pakistan in Asia Cup, the Indian wicket-keeper once again showcased his smartness and the Twitterati couldn’t stop itself from falling in love with the Indian cricketer once again.
The incident happened in the eighth over of Pakistan’s innings. Yuzvender Chahal bowled a good length delivery to Imam-ul-Haq from over the wicket. The flight and the drift forced the batsman to come forward. However, the ball turned after pitching and flicked the pad after missing Imam’s bat.
Indian players appealed for leg before wicket immediately as Imam’s front leg was in front of the stumps. However, the umpire turned down India’s appeal.
The Indian captain Rohit Sharma straight away asked Maahi about the review as Dhoni had seen the entire incident from behind the wickets and he had the best view of the trajectory of the ball. Dhoni made a quick decision and with a nod of his head asked Rohit to go ahead with the review.
The replays revealed that there was no bat involved and the ball had first hit the pads. The ball had indeed pitched in line with the stumps and the impact was within the line of the stumps too. Moreover, the ball tracking suggested that the ball would have crashed on the stumps. This evidence was enough for the third umpire to turn down the decision of the on-field umpire. Dhoni had literally made the umpire change his decision and this bit of smartness made Twitter go berserk.