Thursday, 27 October 2016 - 11:01
Cricket: Dhoni amazes with no-look run-out
Enigmatic Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni has shown class knows no age with a precision, no-look throw to run out New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor.
The home side were finding it hard to stop the New Zealand middle order from building a sizeable target in the dying overs of the ODI at the JSCA International Stadium Complex.
That was until Dhoni conjured a piece of magic to dismiss Taylor.
Taylor certainly wasn’t expecting to be run-out after sending the ball down to the boundary.
But some quality fielding sent the ball back into Dhoni’s gloves and the Indian talisman, despite facing the wrong way, did the rest.
Sensing the hustling Taylor hadn’t yet reached his crease, Dhoni pulled off one of the smoothest run-outs in recent memory – slinging the ball behind his back and into the stumps in one seamless motion.
The decision was sent to video referee and it wasn’t until the replay was broadcast around the stadium that Dhoni’s mastery became evident.