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WATCH – Jos Buttler Misses Easy Stumping After Being Compared With MS Dhoni
By CricShots - Jun 26, 2019 2:46 pm
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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.

Jos Buttler and MS Dhoni

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.

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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.”

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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: