England county side Surrey found itself at odds with Indian cricket fans after tweeting about a wicketkeeper which it claimed to have the quickest glovework behind the stumps. In the video posted on Twitter by the county side, Ben Foakes was seen rattling the stumps of the batsman after he tried to reverse sweep a spin bowler only to miss it. The lightning speed with which the batter was stumped was hailed by the county and it captioned the episode with the line, “Name someone with quicker hands, I dare you.”
This was enough to ignite the sentiments of the Indian cricket fanatics. For them, nobody is better a wicketkeeper than Mahendra Singh Dhoni. They came back hard at Surrey’s tweet with videos of Dhoni’s superfast glovework to show that there are people who can do it even faster than the keeper shown earlier.
Dhoni, who last played for India in the semi-finals of the ICC World Cup against New Zealand – a game which he nearly pulled off before getting run out – took a break to attend military training and gave the team’s tour of the West Indies a miss.
Name someone with quicker hands, I dare you. 👀 pic.twitter.com/ayZJcuXdyL
— Surrey Cricket (@surreycricket) August 27, 2019
Dhoni hasn’t yet called it quits
Dhoni’s keeping though has not slowed down with age, the 38-year-old’s batting reflexes are certainly a shadow of the past and that has led to his criticism. The man was seen struggling to accelerate scoring for India in the death overs in a few games in the World Cup, something which was unthinkable in his prime.
The cricketing fraternity had expected him to hang up his boots after the World Cup but he hasn’t yet taken the call, leaving the selectors in a dilemma. Dhoni, who led India to two World Cup crowns – in 20 overs and 50 overs – has been a player of immense value for captain Virat Kohli because of his impeccable reading of the game from behind the stumps. The captain has been so much dependent on Dhoni’s insights that the DRS is often called ‘Dhoni Review System’ for India.
Here are some of the reactions that Surrey’s tweet received
M s Dhoni. #thatwaseasy
— Owais shah (@owaisshah203) August 27, 2019
— MAHI🇮🇳 (@Helicopter_King) August 28, 2019
I don't think ur question is too difficult 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/alVdcqiMMY
— Pranjal™ ❤️ (@Offl_Mahifan) August 28, 2019
— Humble Guy (@AhirHari07) August 28, 2019
🤣 do you know some cricket outside of surrey ?
— Srini Mama (@srinimama_16) August 27, 2019
M S Dhoni, too easy!
— Hare Krishna Harshit (@hkharshit01) August 28, 2019
Mahindra Singh dhoni for sure
— Walikhan (@Walikha29849035) August 27, 2019
Quicker hands I have seen ❤️ pic.twitter.com/0STQL84Wgf
— Puli (@MSDpuli7) August 28, 2019
MS Dhoni- Calm down guys they are talking about humans!!!!@AdityaP38621731
— ShameSung (@Niravdaga) August 28, 2019
Ever heard about MS Dhoni ??
Better ask Foakes 🤣
— Adi ツ (@Aditya_Kat0ch) August 28, 2019
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