The 32nd over of Team India’s chase against Bangladesh in the ongoing game of the Super Four stage of the Asia Cup 2018 bowled by the Bangladeshi captain Moashrafe Mortaza as MS Dhoni pulled off ferocious hit past the umpire for a boundary. Incidentally, it was a free-hit ball by Mortaza.
Earlier, the Indian captain, Rohit Sharma decided to field first after winning the toss. As a result of that, he comeback Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s brilliant bowling restricted the Bangladesh batsmen who managed to put a total 173 runs on the board before getting all-out in 49.1 overs.
Coming into the chase, the Indian openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit gave another steady start of 61 runs. India lost the first wicket in the 15th over as Dhawan was found plumb in front of the wickets in one of Shakib Al Hasan’s overs. Followed by him, Ambati Rayudu nicked one to Mushfiqur Rahim of the bowling of Rubel Hossain in the 24th over and the men in blue were down to 106-2.
Surprisingly, Dhoni came out to bat at the no.4 position in place of Dinesh Karthik and that became a treat for the fans at the Dubai international stadium. Coming back to the smashing hit by the helicopter specialist, Dhoni almost scared the umpire to hell with a slap shot.
On the third ball of the 32nd over, Mortaza bowled a no ball and MS walked down the track to tuck it to mid-wicket and Mahi was the one to face the free-hit on the next ball and oh boy, that was some hit from the master. The bowler bowled a shortish ball outside off and took the pace off, but when Dhoni is in the mood the speed of the ball doesn’t matter, it was some brute force from the former Indian skipper as the ball went straight past the umpire towards the boundary like a tracer bullet.
Here is the video of the incredible shot:
Mahi power…!! pic.twitter.com/zCRoepEDKR
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