Mahendra Singh Dhoni has the greatest number of stumpings in International cricket. MSD is obviously one of the best wicketkeepers, but he has also been a lot famous for his quick stumpings. The batsmen do not even get a second to get back to the crease before he takes the bails off. In the final T20I of the 3-match series, Rohit Sharma (Captain) won the toss and decided to field first. New Zealand scored a total of 212 runs in 20 overs. Tim Seifert who is the wicketkeeper of the NZ team came as the opener and was playing really well with 43 runs off 25 balls already in his account.
He got out of the crease on Kuldeep Yadav’s ball, and the bails were gone in 0.099 seconds, can you believe that? Less than a second, he is faster than light, or what? The batsman couldn’t even believe that one could stump it as quick as him, and was astonished. The Indian team could not win the game though, they lost it by 4 runs. That made the team lose the T20I series by 2-1 but they did give a good fight. With an economy rate of 13.50, Krunal Pandya was beaten up the most giving 54 runs off his 4 over spell. Though Krunal did well with his bat hitting 26 off 13 balls with Dinesh Karthik giving the full-fledged support with 33 off 16 balls.
The struggle could not get them the win, but the effort was really commendable. The match had a nail-biting experience, and the stumping made people applaud the wicketkeeper a lot. He has done stumpings faster than this but this has also been added to his record of the fastest ones. In the previous games, he has been showing wonders with his bat, and we all know when it comes to wicketkeeping as he is just cut above the rest. So, we do not see any reason for people criticizing him for getting old, and his slow reflex when he is being much faster and efficient than the rest.
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