India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I: Former India captain MS Dhoni once again showed why he is indispensable from the current Indian cricket team. He was fast, sharp and quick to dislodge the bails as Seifert found himself just short of his crease. The on-field umpire was not sure and hence whent upstairs. The third umpire took a long, hard look at it before passing his decision. The 37-year-old MS Dhoni knew it straightaway as Seifert breezy 43 off 25 balls came to an end. The Kiwis have taken full toll of the powerplays as they did not lose a wicket and scored 66/0. It was a classical leg break that Seifert failed to read and missed the line.
Dhoni took 0.099 seconds to whip the bails off. The former captain is playing his 300th T20, which also makes him the first Indian cricketer to do so. Dhoni is proving his worth behind the stumps and with the bat, which is a big reason for the recent success of India.
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The 37-year-old is already one of the most decorated cricketers of all time and head coach, Ravi Shastri very appropriately summed up his glittering career saying; “Players like Dhoni only come about once in 30-40 years.”
Dhoni, the mastermind of the game, has led the Men-in-Blue to several victories. His finishing skill is renown as one of the best in Indian cricket’s history. Following a lowly, 2018, Dhoni kicked-off 2019 is some swagger as he displayed top performances in the ODI series against Australia.
India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed
New Zealand XI: Tim Seifert(w), Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Daryl Mitchell, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Doug Bracewell, James Neesham