WATCH | #INDvAUS, 3rd Test: Ranchi fans treated to a Dhoni special as Jadeja pulls off a brilliant run-out – Despite Dhoni’s absence in the Ranchi Test, Jadeja brought a sweet memory back to fans in his hometown.
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni was not only known for his explosive batting, but his contribution behind the stumps. His quick reflexes to stump out opponents and blindly pull-off no-look run-outs will always be an unforgettable memory for cricket lovers.
Here is a compilation of those MSD magic moments:
During the third test between India and Australia in Ranchi on Friday, fans were treated to a nostalgic moment when Ravindra Jadeja ran out Josh Hazlewood in a similar fashion to that of Mahi.
After failing to build partnerships with his other teammates, captain Steve Smith, unbeaten on 178, was left with tail-ender Hazlewood for the final wicket. Jadeja pitched the ball down the leg stump, which forced Smith to play a flick down leg for a run and forced the lanky pacer to push for a second. KL Rahul chased the ball and released it quickly to Jadeja at the non-striking end, who then produced a no-look, reverse flick to end the Australian innings.
The left-arm spinner, who had already claimed 5 wickets to his name, showed great presence of mind to step out further from the crease and receive the ball instead of not budging and waiting for it to come to him standing behind the stumps. Had Jadeja not been focused, who knows, Smith could have pushed out for a double century.
Here is Jadeja’s brilliant run-out: