Asia Cup 2018: MS Dhoni achieves another feat behind the stumps in International cricket

MS Dhoni contributed 36 runs in India’s title triumph.

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Indian cricketer MS Dhoni has once again proved why he is considered as one of the greatest wicketkeepers of all time on Friday (September 28) when he became the first Asian wicketkeeper to have 800-plus dismissals to his name in international cricket.

He achieved the feat during the Asia Cup 2018 final match against Bangladesh in Dubai, where India brilliantly defended their title. With 800-plus dismissals, the 37-year old is only behind South African legend Mark Boucher (998) and Australia great Adam Gilchrist (905) in Tests, ODIs, and T20Is combined.

Dhoni's smart work behind the stumps during the 43rd over of Bangladesh's innings the Asia Cup 2018 final brought another feat to his cape in the game when Kuldeep Yadav, who finished with the figures of 3/45, bowled a googly wide of the off stump to Mashrafe Mortaza.

Although, he shimmied down the wicket but failed to make the connection, and Dhoni, behind the stumps, made no mistakes and easily collected the ball, as he whipped off the bails in a flash, leaving Bangladesh skipper stranded.

With his latest exploits, Dhoni (184) has now leading the table for most stumpings in international cricket by an Asian cricketer followed by Kumar Sangakkara (139) and Romesh Kaluwitharana (101) in the list.

Noteworthy, Dhoni contributed 36 runs in India’s title triumph as Rohit Sharma and Co. edged out Bangladesh by three wickets to win the Asia Cup 2018 final in Dubai.


By Rashmi Nanda - 29 Sep, 2018

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