India vs New Zealand: When MS Dhoni stumped social media with an incredible 'blind' run-out

FP Sports, Oct, 27 2016

When he played for the erstwhile IPL team Chennai Super Kings, MS Dhoni featured in an ad, imitating Rajinikanth. During the promotion of his biopic, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, the wicketkeeper-batsman even met the superstar and mouthed his iconic dialogues to the delight of fans. For many in Chennai, Dhoni is possibly the cricketing equivalent of the film star.

On Wednesday, in the ODI vs New Zealand at Ranchi, Dhoni pulled off an incredible dismissal that would have made even Rajinikanth proud. Captain Cool, as he is often called, upped his cool quotient a notch with his unusual run-out of Ross Taylor.

It was the 46th over and Umesh Yadav bowled one down leg, Dhawal Kulkarni collected the ball and threw it towards Dhoni. The 35-year-old collected the ball chest high and flung it, with his usual amazing accuracy, to dislodge the timber – all the while with back to the stumps. Yes, Dhoni stumped a batsmen without even looking at the wickets.

Taylor was dismissed for 35 thanks to that smooth piece of work by Dhoni and India was eventually set a target of 261, but ended up losing the match by 19 runs.  Dhoni may have been unable to give his hometown fans a win, but his flash of brilliance behind the stumps, may have partially made up for that.

Take a look at the superhero at work:

And #LikeABoss, his reaction to it was a just a wide grin, like he almost planned this blind run-out.

 

The video of Dhoni's athletic run out immediately went viral on social media, as expected. From open-mouthed awe to some downright hilarious jokes, the internet didn't disappoint. Here's a look at the best Twitter reactions to Dhoni's insane effort in Ranchi.

 

But All India Backchod may have had the best tweet of all, with Dhoni as Bajirao.

 

There was a also a Shah Rukh Khan reference.

 

And one with Hrithik Roshan and his new film Kaabil.

Published Date: Oct 27, 2016 | Updated Date: Oct 27, 2016



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