In the final of the Indian Premier League 2023 (IPL 2023) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Chennai Super Kings Captain MS Dhoni showcased his exceptional skills by dismissing Gujarat Titans opener Shubman Gill with a lightning-fast stumping, after two dropped catches by Deepak Chahar.
Confident in his actions, Dhoni successfully stumps Gill, whose appeal is referred to as the third umpire. The replay confirms that Gill failed to make his ground, highlighting Dhoni’s enduring agility and impeccable glove work. The delivery from Jadeja was flat and directed towards the off-stump line.
Gill leaned forward for a drive, but the ball spun sharply, eluding the edge of his bat. In the process, his back foot unintentionally slipped out of the crease, leaving him stranded with Dhoni at his absolute best. Gill departed after scoring 39 runs off 20 balls, including 7 fours.
Here is the video of the stumping from MS Dhoni:
Lightning fast MSD! ⚡️ ⚡️
How about that for a glovework 👌 👌
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 29, 2023
This final is MS Dhoni’s 250th match in this cash-rich league. Dhoni’s 250th IPL match is a testament to his enduring legacy in the sport. Surpassing his fellow cricketers, Dhoni’s journey in the IPL has left an indelible mark. Dhoni’s impressive record speaks volumes about his contributions to the IPL.
MS Dhoni has amassed 5082 runs at an average of 39.09, making him one of the tournament’s leading run-scorers. Additionally, he holds the record for the most dismissals by a wicket-keeper, with 178 (137 catches and 41 stumpings) prior to the current summit clash.
As Dhoni takes the field in the 2023 IPL final against the Gujarat Titans, he seeks to add another chapter of success to his illustrious IPL career. With the opportunity to secure a fifth title, Dhoni’s hunger for victory and his ability to inspire his team make him an imposing force on the cricketing stage.
Here is how the netizens reacted to the incident:
Dear @ShubmanGill Don’t Dare to cross crease if God of Lightning ⚡ behind you 😂 Feel for Nehra who advised him to cross crease over and over again when MSD is keeping
— Rahul Rajput (@KRR_LoneWolf) May 29, 2023
#MSDhoni Took 0.12 Seconds To Stump ..🦁🔥
That’s Why We #Msdians Says
Why Fear When Thala is Here 💛
LIGHTENING STUMPING 💥
— Ekansh Sharma (@Ekansh_Sharma21) May 29, 2023
— Mayur (@133_AT_Hobart) May 29, 2023
— 🔥Tiger x Thalapathy 😎 (@Radhe71738107) May 29, 2023
— 🦋✨ Sri Sai Priya S ✨🦋 (@SriSaiPriya6) May 29, 2023