Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Mind boggling facts behind Dhoni's last ball run out of Mustafizur.

Exactly how Dhoni effected the last ball run out of Mustafizur in the World Cup T20 2016 match against Bangladesh. Read the story below and you will realize why I, you and millions world over are ardent fans of M.S.Dhoni.

Oh, Dhoni bhai, thank you very much for giving all of us such a pleasure. The nation bows before you.

Dhoni's distance from the stumps for the last ball : 13 meters from the stumps.
Mustafizur Rahman was standing at the non striker end when the ball was delivered: 19 meters from the stumps, with the bat and hand extension giving him a 1.5 meter advantage: 17.5 meters from the stumps.

When Pandya bowled the last ball, Mustafizur had already left the crease and when the ball reached Dhoni's hands, he was already half way down the pitch: 10 metres.

Now it was a battle between Dhoni at 13 meters from the stumps (who had to start running) and Mustafizur who was 10 meters away from the stumps with the added advantage of 2 meters (extended bat): 8 meters ( who had already running in full throttle). Mustafizur had a 5 meter advantage.

No other wicket keeper in the world would have tried to run all the way to the stumps considering the young legs of Mustafizur. Some might have thrown the ball at the stumps. If Johnty Rhodes was behind the wicket, he would have attempted to fly down and knock the stumps. But Dhoni tried to do the unthinkable. He tried to do the impossible. He took on Mustafizur.

Dhoni covered the 13 meter distance in 2 seconds (A start that Ussain Bolt would be proud of) and also defeated Mustafizur's extended bat.

Everyone talks about the presence of mind that Dhoni has and the manner in which he removed the gloves for the last ball; yet if we analyze the last ball minutely, we will realize the roaring lion that resides inside the captain cool Dhoni that made him run like a cheetah.

That is the confidence that moves the entire team.

Leader leads by example.

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