He may be 35 and playing his first season of the IPL without a captain’s armband but MS Dhoni has his ways of reminding you just why he’s so special.
Like in the match against Gujarat Lions on Tuesday.
Basil Thampi swung his bat and without checking for where the ball was headed, ran to the non-striker’s end. The ball, had gone straight to MS Dhoni who did not take much time in getting rid of it. Thrown straight at the stumps, Dinesh Karthik watched as the wickets were scattered even as he made a dive for it.
Caught well short of his crease, Karthik did not even wait for the umpire’s signal. Gujarat: 161/9 in 19.2 overs. A match they ultimately lost by 5 wickets.