5 instances when MS Dhoni got stumped in international cricket
A close look at five rare occasions when the wicket-keeper batsman got stumped.
With a whopping 165 stumpings across all three formats of the game, MS Dhoni has established himself as the greatest ever wicket-keeper for spinners. However, the Indian batting stalwart has also been on the receiving end of the slightly embarrassing mode of dismissal.
The recently completed 2nd T20I between India and Australia at Guwahati marked the fifth instance of the iconic wicket-keeper batsman getting stumped by his counterpart from the opposition team. It was one of the rare cases of the hunter becoming the hunted.
In reverse chronological order, let us take a closer look at each of the five occasions when Dhoni got stumped in international cricket.
#5 T20I vs Australia (Guwahati, 2017)
After losing the toss on a green-tinged pitch at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, India found themselves in early trouble when the unheralded Jason Behrendorff ripped the top-order apart with a menacing spell.
From 27/4, the hosts rode on a brief partnership between Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav to reach 60 close to the half-way mark of the innings.
However, Adam Zampa dented India's hopes by dismissing the experienced Dhoni. In the tenth over, the right-hander was lured out of his crease by a splendid delivery from the wily leg-spinner. As he was unable to read the trajectory, the veteran batsman did not get anywhere near the ball.
Tim Paine completed a neat stumping to leave the hosts in a bigger mess. Eventually, the Indians were bowled out for a paltry total of 118 and Australia sauntered to a comfortable 8-wicket victory.