MS Dhoni once again proved to be crucial for the Indian cricket team as his guidance helped Kuldeep Yadav dismiss Trent Boult during the first One-day International (ODI) in Napier. Veteran Indian wicket-keeper MS Dhoni read Trent Boult from behind the stumps and immediately asked Kuldeep Yadav to bowl a googly. The video of the incident went viral on social media in which Dhoni can be seen saying, “Yeh aankh bandh karke rokega. Dusra waala daal sakta hai isko.” (He is going to block blindly. You can bowl him the other one).’
We shoud agree 🔥😍
Don’t underestimate தோனி மாம்ஸ் டிப்ஸ். 🙊
Dhoni: அப்படியே நிப்பான். இவன் கண்மூடிட்டு அங்கயே தான் நிப்பான்.. நீ அப்படியே போடலாம்… உள்ள வாங்கி( backfoot) ஆட மாட்டான்.. எடுத்தரலாம்.
Next ball wicket as he said🔥 https://t.co/ntP68ggGPa
— Guru official ™ (@GuruLeaks) January 23, 2019
Yadav followed Dhoni’s instructions and got rid of Boult for one run. Boult had failed to pick Kuldeep’s length and handed a simple catch to Rohit Sharma at first slip.
He is the Einstein of cricket 🔥..
There will never be another Ms Dhoni ..
Dhoni to Kuldeep : ” Ye ankh bnd kr k roky ga , idhar se daal skta hai udhar se andar nhi aye ga “
— Rehan Zia 🇵🇰 (@RehanZia5) January 23, 2019
Apart from the guidance given to Kuldeep, Dhoni was also involved in the stumping of Lockie Ferguson, who was dismissed for a duck.
New Zealand, after opting to bat, could only manage to score 157 runs as Kuldeep Yadav picked four wickets for India. Pacer Mohammed Shami also proved to be lethal as he dismissed openers Martin Guptill and Colin Munro early before getting rid of Mitchell Santner.
However, during India’s chase was stopped temporarily after the 10th over as sunlight hampered Indian batsmen Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan’s view.
Check out the reactions for Dhoni’s accurate tips :
“Yeh aank band karke rokega. Dusra waala daal sakta hai isko.” MS Dhoni from behind the stumps reads Boult, suggests Kuldeep to bowl a googly. Kuldeep obliges and Rohit takes a simple catch at first slip.
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) January 23, 2019
Dhoni to Kuldeep: Yeh aankh band kar ke rokega, idhar se daal sakta hai..
Kuldeep comes over the wicket and gets rid of Boult..#Dhoni would have about 150+ wickets from behind the stumps, only with his understanding of the game. #Genius#INDvNZ @BCCI @StarSportsIndia
— Chakshu Arora (@chakshuarora) January 23, 2019
Brillant advice from #dhoni to kuldeep surely deserves the last wicket 😉 India needs his Experience in Wc
— 👑 Off Happiness 🇮🇳 (@madmax29580547) January 23, 2019
37.6 Dhoni to Kuldeep – ‘He will block the ball blindly you should ball round the wicket near stumps’
Kuldeep bowled the same and he got the wicket of Trent Boult.
Kuldeep Shocks 🤣
MSD Rocks 😎#NZvIND
— DHONIsm™ 💙 (@DHONIism) January 23, 2019
— Shreyansh Rawat (@shreyansh_rawat) January 23, 2019
That last wicket belonged to Dhoni. He asked Kuldeep to bowl around the wicket stating that Boult was just going to close his eyes and block the ball. @scottbstyris
— Arsenal in my blood (@sabrish29) January 23, 2019
Dhoniiiiiiiiiii. You beauuuutttyyyyy
Dhoni guides Kuldeep Yadav.
Asked yadav to change the side and asked to bowl as he said, and Yadav gets the wicket.
Damnnnn. There’s some experience for you.#MSD #INDvsNZ @msdhoni @imkuldeep18
— Ankit Raj Pathak (@PathakRajAnkit) January 23, 2019
If anyone has any doubt if MS Dhoni is crucial to this Indian team should listen to the conversation between him and Kuldeep before the 10th NZ wicket. Brilliant #NZvIND
— Abhishek Muralidharan (@AbmTweets) January 23, 2019
Amazing how little things caught in the stump Mike these days.. last wicket was a masterclass..Dhoni advising Kuldeep to change his angle and leaves it upto him..he actually does, produces the wrong one and takes the wicket #INDvNZ #NZvInd
— Varun Udeshi (@varunudeshi) January 23, 2019
#Dhoni‘s advice to Kuldeep before the last ball. MS said: Aankh band karke rokega. Idhar se kar sakta hai (asked his to change angle). When Kuldeep was hesitant, this is what #MS had to say: Tere upar hai. Kuldeep changed his angle, produced the wrong ‘un and took Boult’s wicket
— 🇮🇳 Bansi 🇮🇳 (@iambansi007) January 23, 2019
Dhoni gave an advice to Kuldeep : where to bowl no11
Dhoni’s fans getting mad why not gave advice when Williamson was batting #NZvIND
— Sunil Singh (@Sunil_1984_) January 23, 2019
To all @msdhoni critics/questioners, you just need to see last wicket of NZ (Boult). Before the ball, Thi no told Kuldeep ” He ankh band karke rokega. Udhar se (round the wicket) daal sakta hai.”
Kuldeep obliges. Simple dolly to Rohit at slip.
Wonder why Dhoni is imp to WC?
— Suhail (@suhailhanfi) January 23, 2019
MS Dhoni is incredible in reading the game, his instructions to Kuldeep before the wicket of Bolt was spot on! #INDvsNZ
— Aarush (@Arush_Zeus) January 23, 2019
MS Dhoni showed why he is considered most intelligent cricketer. Newzealand innings, his advice to @kuldeepyadav
“Yeh Aankh bandh karke rokega, around the wicket daal”.
Kuldeep bowls from other side and boult… https://t.co/9etQFitSdk
— Gaurav Varik (@gvarik) January 23, 2019
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— The Super One AK™ 😎🔥 (@RJAadhi) January 23, 2019
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