MS Dhoni credits tennis ball cricket for his outstanding skills behind the stumps

May 02 2019 03:14 PM
MS Dhoni credits tennis ball cricket for his outstanding skills behind the stumps

Chennai Super Kings Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has smashed an unbeaten 44 off 22 balls to power Chennai Super Kings to 179 against Delhi Capitals on Wednesday night. MSD has impressed fans with not only his but also with his skills behind the stumps. Captain Cool is lightning quick behind the stumps and the veteran wicket-keeper batsman said it is a skill which he has developed from tennis ball cricket. Talking about his super quick stumpings he said it came from tennis ball.

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 Dhoni said, "I think it's something that's come from tennis ball cricket. But you still have to do the basics and graduate to that level. If you want to keep like that you can make mistakes; so I still think basics are most important."

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Whan Asked about his power-packed knock, Dhoni said he had spent enough time on the wicket to understand the bowling variations and unleash his game towards the end to lead CSK to a match-winning total. He said,  "Watch the ball, hit the ball. You've spent time, you know the variations. By the 20th over you're almost ready and you swing at everything," Dhoni said when asked about his last-over exploits.

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Talking about match, In response of CSK’s 179, DC only manged to post 99 runs and thus got defeated by 80 runs.

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