In a rare sight, MS Dhoni misses two stumping chances

MS Dhoni has already received a lot of flak for his slow performances with the bat. His poor performances on the field will only add to his worries.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 10, 2017 6:52 am
MS Dhoni missed a couple of stumping chances on Sunday against the West Indies. (Source: AP)

When the ever dependable Mahendra Singh Dhoni spills chances on the cricket field, not once but twice, you know it is a bad day at the office. That is exactly how it panned out for the Indian team as chances were spilled one after the other as India ultimately lost the match. Dhoni, who just turned 36, is known to be brilliant behind the wickets but on Sunday it was a different picture altogether.

Particularly worth noting was the missed chance of Marlon’s Samuels. It was a chance that Dhoni generally doesn;t let go off. The incident happened when Kuldeep Yadav flighted a ball and Samuels danced down the track and completely missed the delivery. Dhoni who was unable to view the trajectory of the ball completely misjudged it and let it through for a boundary. Incidentally, before letting Samuels of the hook, Dhoni had missed another stumping of Lewis.

Dhoni has already received a lot of flak for his slow performances with the bat. His poor performances on the field will only add to his worries. Whether this is due to age is a matter of conjecture.  However, it may be recalled here that India’s fielding coach R Sridhar had recently commented about the workload on Dhoni and said, “It is very important for us to understand his body and what he needs. So, we have to be very careful with his workload monitoring, what he brings, and make sure what he needs and is as fit and fresh as possible when he takes the field for 50 overs.”

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    Ramanathan
    Jul 11, 2017 at 1:02 pm
    Get rid of this guys. He wil not leave the field unless he is told. BCCI should not bow down to his relations with ex-bcci president.
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      Salman Khan
      Jul 11, 2017 at 10:50 am
      Dhoni is the weakest link of indian team. We need a smart guy who can score quickly. Not like him who takes 112 balls to make 50. Also he cant play on bouncy track. His record outside india is pathetic. He should retire now.
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        Soniya
        Jul 11, 2017 at 10:41 am
        He can't play on turning and seaming pitches. He is the man without techniq and uses only power which is not going to help outside india. Rishabh and DK are the best to play outside.
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          Rahul Ranjan
          Jul 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm
          Miss ....what is ur problem with him,anything bad happen u people blame dhoni..is msd onlyvthe reason on losing matches...if so then what abt the matches that ms has won single handedly.. And many are outside India...and when comes to stumping u know well what ms is capable of..
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          John
          Jul 11, 2017 at 10:35 am
          Dhoni ko bhagao. dia lost 2015 world cup, champions trophy and several t20 world cups because of him. India won 2011 world cup because of yuvraj and gambhir but dhoni ko lagta hain usne hee jitaya. He doesnt know how to play outside subcontinent. Ye england me worldcup ke liye bekar hain.
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            Sachin
            Jul 10, 2017 at 4:35 pm
            Dhoni is not the earlier dhoni anymore. While batting he scored only 2 runs and then missed 2 easy stumping. I wonder how he's still there in indian team despite of his continuous poor form with batting . Why bcci is ruining career of other young indian wicketkeeper batsmen. Dhoni is only liability now. He is burden on rest of the indian team. Kick him out now !
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              Navaneethan
              Jul 10, 2017 at 7:14 pm
              Don't under estimate dhoni by this one match. Can u do stumping as fast as dhoni?
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                Yogesh P Dave
                Jul 10, 2017 at 8:50 pm
                Do you know abc of cricket?
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                  Yogesh P Dave
                  Jul 10, 2017 at 8:54 pm
                  Do u know hw to play cricket jdsachin?dont criticize dhoni
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                    Sachin
                    Jul 11, 2017 at 10:28 am
                    Haha..What a stupid logic. As per ur logic nobdy has right to criticise others. Dude I am public. I have evry right to criticise whoever let down my country. Whether he is dhobi, sachin, modi or my neighbour..hahaha..stupid logic..
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                    Sangeeta
                    Jul 11, 2017 at 7:49 am
                    You can and should always choose some polite words when u are talking about legends... Especially for the one who made us,all believe that India ream is capable of winning all major trophies... Just a request..
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                      Sachin
                      Jul 11, 2017 at 10:14 am
                      He's just a cricketer who plays for money, fame and obeys bcci orders. Nothing else apart from this. He is not a soldier. He is a selfish and cunning guy who knows how to steal credit from others. He is a politician in cricketers.
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                        Dakshin Sundar
                        Jul 11, 2017 at 12:07 pm
                        Dhoni must be chucked off ! His sluggish stumpings ,poor batting,poor timing of the ball are pathetic for India..It was a good move earlier to remove him as the captain and now it will be a good move if he is out of the field!! The only reason still he is in the playing 11 is that he has a greater influence in BCCI and selectors and also with Srini Mama !!
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                      Kalpak Khemka
                      Jul 10, 2017 at 11:15 am
                      The missed chance of Marlon Samuels was not an easy one. You are considering it was a chance only because Dhoni was behind the stumps. If you looked closely there was a deflection of his thighs onto Dhonis right, Dhoni was in correct position to collect the ball behind the stumps had the ball not deflected. Why are the two missed catches of Evin Lewis not mentioned once in this article? Such misinformed and careless reporting/journalism is least expected from from a company of your stature. Please make informed decisions and ask your snoozing editors to do their jobs properly. It is quite shameful how one can blame only Mr. Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the loss. It was a teams loss, a collective loss not an individuals loss.
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                        Arock
                        Jul 11, 2017 at 8:16 am
                        Correctly said. Do think this writter is worried about rest of the young Indian players .No, he is worried about his carrier. Therefore he is trying to get attention by spreading this kind of false message.
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