MS Dhoni’s Superb Intelligence Behind bowl out against Pakistan in 2007

India in the 2007 bowl out against Pakistan
MS Dhoni and Kamran Akmal. (Photo Source: Twitter)
  • After a tie at 141 in a cricket match between India and Pakistan, India won the bowl out by 3-0.
India in the 2007 bowl out against Pakistan
MS Dhoni and Kamran Akmal. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Robin Uthappa, in his whole international vocation, has bowled just three balls. Indeed, even as two of them were in ODI cricket, the other was during the 2007 T20 World Cup in South Africa. During the uber occasion, he was upheld to hit the stumps in a bowl-out against Pakistan at the Kingsmead in Durban. He bowled the third conveyance and helped the Men in the Blue win by 3-0.

Going down the world of fond memories, the now 34-year-old Uthappa credited MS Dhoni for India’s brilliance. The Karnataka-conceived said that Dhoni, who was captaining India just because, remained behind the stumps. Uthappa referenced that it helped the bowlers in pointing effectively at the stumps.

“Something that MS [Dhoni] did truly well, and that he did any other way from what Pakistan ‘keeper did was, the place he remained behind the stumps,” Uthappa was cited as saying on Rajasthan Royals’ webcast with New Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi.

We simply needed to bowl at MS: Robin Uthappa

In opposition to Dhoni, Kamran Akmal, the Pakistan wicketkeeper, remained in a typical keeper’s position. All of Umar Gul, Yasir Arafat, and Shahid Afridi missed the stumps.

“Pakistan ‘keeper (Kamran Akmal) was standing where a WK typically stands. A couple of feet back what’s more the stump — just close by the stump. Yet, MS was (sitting) directly behind the stumps and that made it such a great amount of simpler for us. We simply needed to bowl at MS and it gave us the most obvious opportunity to hit the wickets. That is everything we did,” he included.

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During the obligatory 40 overs, India got a fortunate get away as Misbah-ul-Haq neglected to score one run off the last conveyance subsequent to hitting Sreesanth for a few fours in the equivalent over. The batsman was run out at the non-striker’s end after which the game went into a bowl-out. The two groups finished on 141 and it additionally happened to be India’s first triumph under Dhoni in international cricket.

In spite of the Men in Blue coming out trumps, it was Mohammad Asif, who won the Player of the Match grant for his four-wicket pull. Uthappa had a not too bad game with the bat too, scoring 50 runs off 39 balls with four fours and several sixes.

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