Stumping is one of the crucial art a wicket-keeper is required to have mastered. Former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni is amongst the quickest wicket-keepers in the world affect such kind of dismissal that too with precision and accuracy. Cricket scholars have coined the term “lightning stumping” with his excellence.
There was an opportunity for this kind of stumping during the ICC World Cup 2019 match between England and Australia on Tuesday. In the 27th over of the first innings which were owed by Adil Rashid, the Aussie batsman Usman Khawaja almost thought he had lost his wicket, but England’s wicketkeeper Jos Buttler failed to collect the ball and hence, Khawaja didn’t get stumped despite committing a huge mistake.
Buttler took the bails off but by then the ball had slipped from his hands. Soon, he received falk on various social media platforms and netizens even suggested him that to pay close as Dhoni does.
Here is the video of the incident:
Ironically, a few days ago, the Australian coach, Justin Langer had termed Buttler has the Dhoni of this era. Buttler was first encountered by Langer at Somerset. Talking about the gloveman, Langer said, “Jos is an unbelievable player. I love watching him bat. He is the new Dhoni of world cricket. I hope he gets a duck in this (Tuesday’s) game obviously, but I saw him at Somerset and he is an unbelievable athlete and an incredible finisher. They (England) have a very strong batting unit and we will have to be right on it.”
Langer’s words proved to be wrong on the very next day he said, as Dhoni would’ve affected that stumping nine out of times. It can also be said that it’s very difficult to be some like Dhoni.
Here are some of the reactions Buttler received on social media:
Once India was in same situation against Australia just like England is today
But then india had masterclass MSD who took india from 78-4 to 303-9 Scoring 139 (121)
— 🔥🔥 (@Shubh_ad) June 25, 2019
Justin Langer called Jos Buttler the new Dhoni. That's like calling Virat Kohli the new Manjrekar
— The Bad Doctor (@DOCTORATLARGE) June 25, 2019
Justin Langer said Buttler is New DHONI of Cricket..
Michael Hussey rated DHONI over Ponting about Captaincy..
Never in my wildest dream did i ever think, An Australian would rate an Indian Over an Austrailian!!
That's the benchmark MSD has set
Ayana Sthayi Veru, Sthanam veru
— Vidz! (@Vidyadhar_R) June 24, 2019
Still dhoni of now is 100 times better than buttler bottler
— Rhaegal (@thanosthala) June 26, 2019
— JITHIN VARGHESE (@JITHINV95169630) June 25, 2019
They say buttler is better than dhoni, but understand the difference it's not the ability to hit sixes that makes you special it's the maturity to understand weather it's the right time or not. These days anyone can hit sixes but these pressure games they test your real character
— Shivang aggarwal (@IamSA24) June 25, 2019
To @vikrantgupta73 and all the Dhoni criticizers, who rate Buttler above Dhoni:
England was down at 124-4, and Buttler needed to take the game to the end, which he didn't and threw his wicket away. Who is a better batsman now?#Eng #ENGvAUS #CWC19
— Harsh Raj (@harsh_rajs) June 25, 2019
— V¡nay🏏 (@CRICKETDUDE_) June 25, 2019