IPL 2022, CSK vs PBKS | Twitter reacts as MS Dhoni turns back time to smartly run out Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Bhanuka Rajapaksa was dismissed on nine runs by CSK|
MS Dhoni has been one of the best wicket keepers in world cricket and he proved it once again in the match against Punjab Kings. Confusion between Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Shikhar Dhawan led to the former was trying to return back to the batter’s end when MS Dhoni ran him out with a diving effort.
After winning their first game of the IPL 2022, Punjab Kings had a disastrous start against Chennai Super Kings. Batting first, PBKS lost Mayank Agarwal in the first over. However, the team suffered the second blow of the innings when MS Dhoni ran out Bhanuka Rajapaksa in a dramatic manner. The team was reduced to 14/2 as a result of the wicket.
Chris Jordan was bowling the second over of the innings Rajapaksa was facing the second delivery of the over. He played it with soft hands towards mid-on but any fielder wasn’t positioned there. However, there was a mix-up between both the batsman, and Rajapaksa had to return back to the batter’s end from midway. Jordan was quick to fetch the ball and throw it towards the striker's end. He missed the throw but MS Dhoni collected it and hit the stumps with a diving effort. The Sri Lankan batsman was short of the crease and was sent packing by Dhoni’s dazzling glovework.
April 3, 2022
Never doubt him!
And some people were again doubting on the fitness of MS DHONI— Ria ×͜× LTWT 🌻 (@mywaytommoway) April 3, 2022
And again he proved them wrong 😭💛🦁 That run-out !! Now it has been pinned in my veins
No 3rd umpire is needed!!
If Dhoni is smiling then the batsman has to go. No third umpire needed🤓— Megha Sharma (@Megha75) April 3, 2022
Thala Stumping 😍🔥👌— Ravi (@ajuravi) April 3, 2022
Vintage Dhoni Vibes 💛💛#CSKvPBKS pic.twitter.com/yTFCqaJwwf
#Dhoni to haters (See that run out)#CSKvsPBKS pic.twitter.com/MHQ1lW2qmU— Vidit Chauhan #Sidheart (@vidit2022) April 3, 2022
Next level fitness!!
40 years olds are not fit and can't run and dive properly.— Shibhhuu (@shibhhuu) April 3, 2022
Dhoni : Hold my beer🍻 #CSKvsPBKS pic.twitter.com/WT2PLy7fMg
Mahi is on 🔥🔥🔥#Dhoni#CSKvsPBKS— Praveen (@kamitoo27) April 3, 2022
#Dhoni flying to make the stumping is one of the best things #CSK guys hoped to see. #CSKvsPBKS #Jadeja pic.twitter.com/V3K2QCKTMx— Nyayasthan (@nyayasthan) April 3, 2022
Presence of Mind!
Jordan to Rajapaksa, OUT 🎯🎳— Live Cricket Master Updater (@MohsinM55415496) April 3, 2022
That's some athleticism and presence of mind from Dhoni.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa run out (Jordan/†Dhoni) 9 (5b 0x4 1x6) SR: 180.#CricketMasterUpdater pic.twitter.com/sJv1gwy3lY
Run out dhoni you beauty 😍#IPL2022 pic.twitter.com/bYwD0B97HC— Cricket Gamee (@cricketgamee62) April 3, 2022