MS Dhoni is like fine wine. At 41, he has dismissed all doubts regarding his fitness and athleticism with some lightning-fast activity behind the stumps. In Chennai Super Kings game against Punjab Kings on Sunday, Dhoni’s run-out of PBKS opener Bhanuka Rajapaksa had accolades pouring in from all corners of the internet.
Watch the superb run-out by MS Dhoni to remove Bhanuka Rajapaksa
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Chris Jordan, bowling the second over of the match, had been tonked by Rajapaksa for a six off the first ball. Next up, Jordan bowled a length ball on the stumps. Rajapaksa nudged it to the leg-side and took off for the run, but the bowler beat him across the pitch. JOrdan hurled a wild throw back at the striker’s end, but it missed the stumps. It didn’t miss MS Dhoni, however. ‘Thala’ anticipated the throw and charged in, collecting the ball with a dive and throwing underarm at the stumps within the second. Rajapaksa was found short, not nearly as quick as Dhoni, and was sent back for 9 from 5. His wicket reduced Punjab were reduced 15/2.