MS Dhoni is known for his astute cricketing brain and he successfully hand-holds spinners to deceive batsmen. Today, Virat Kohli did the same as he asked Ishant Sharma to pitch the ball little fuller which resulted in South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis being castled for 63 on the very next ball.
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After Morne Morkel took a single off the third ball of the 113th over, the stump mic picked up Kohli handing out some MS Dhoni-
The pacer duly obliged his captain’s orders and hit the full-length area. The ball was angled in from over the wicket and thanks to a hint of late swing, du Plessis had no chance as he tried to go for a drive. The late swing uprooted the middle-stump to send the South African skipper packing for a well made 63. The ball was the perfect demonstration of keeping the seam position intact, but the credit must go to the skipper for advising the pacer to go for a fuller delivery instead of pitching it on a good length.