IPL 2018: "MS Dhoni is fastest wicket-keeper against spinners," says Michael Hussey

MS Dhoni's lightning quick reflexes saw him stump AB de Villiers.

MS Dhoni and AB de Villiers | IANS

MS Dhoni is one of the quickest stumpers behind the wickets and Michael Hussey knows it very well. He lauded the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper for his fast hands.

"My observations are he's (Dhoni) got to be the fastest in the world against the spinners in taking the bails off. He's unbelievably quick," he said after CSK crushed Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by six wickets.

RCB could only post 127 runs on the board. But it would have been a bigger target had their star batsman AB de Villiers survived Dhoni's stumping.

The fiery batsman was sent back to pavilion thanks to another outstanding work by the CSK skipper Dhoni. 

The 36-year-old also had a good game with the bat. He scored 31* runs off 23 balls to guide his team home with 2 overs to spare. His innings included three sixes and one four.

Heaping praise for Dhoni, Hussey said, "He's such an important player for the team. He's a fantastic keeper, has been in unbelievably good form with the bat, probably the best I've seen him play for quite a few years."

He was also fascinated with veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja who helped CSK restricting RCB on a low total.

"Harbhajan has been bowling nicely the last few games. And he's been doing a fantastic job for us through those middle overs," he said.

"He (Jadeja) bowled beautifully today. The skipper has been showing nice faith in him and that's been important, giving him the confidence. It's nice for him to get the rewards today," Hussey added.

"He's been bowling well but the rewards have just not been coming his way. So, it's nice for him to get the reward (man of the match) today with an excellent performance," the CSK batting coach noted.


By Sihyeu Prakash Singh - 07 May, 2018

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