MS Dhoni stops bowler in-between to adjust field for Bangladesh
New Delhi : Mahendra Singh Dhoni reassured fans with a brilliant ton that he is all set for a great show in coming days. He struck 113 runs off 78 balls during India’s second World Cup 2019 warm-up match against Bangladesh at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Tuesday.
During the match he proved why he is a legend when it comes to cricket. In the 40th over of India's innings, he stopped Bangladesh bowler Sabbir Rahman midway and asked him to remove a fielder who was standing in the middle of nowhere.
In a surprise to everyone, the Bangladeshi team actually followed his advise and changed the position of the fielder. As per the commentators, the fielder was standing at an awkward position (mid-wicket to square leg). which irked Dhoni, who was getting ready to face the delivery.
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His knock along with KL Rahul’s (108) century powered Team India to a mammoth total of 359/7 win in their 50 overs.
Chasing 360 to win, Bangladesh started on a positive note, with Liton Das and Soumya Sarkar rotating well to reach 49 with no loss, before Jasprit Bumrah (2/25) turned the screw. Bumrah removed opener Soumya Sarkar on the fourth delivery of the ninth over and made it two in two when he stunned Shakib Al Hasan with a brilliant 141 kmph yorker.
A resilient 120-run stand between Das (73) and Mushfiqur Rahim (90) did offer hope for Bangladesh but they were only able to put up 264 in 49.3 overs.
Check out some hilarious comments over MS Dhoni's gesture on the field:
Best thing in ICC World Cup till now! 💙— DJ Prithvi (@djprithviindia) May 28, 2019
M.S.Dhoni batting in 39th over, asks the Bangladeshi Bowler to stop bowling and tells him to move his fielder wandering near mid wicket to square leg, and Bangladesh Team says okay and moves that fielder! 😂😂😂
Mahi mentoring EVERYONE! pic.twitter.com/dZ5PbGxcwv
Dhoni setting Bangladesh’s field placing 😂😂— Bilal (@billz_25) May 28, 2019
Dhoni now setting field for opposition captain as well— dorku (@Dorkstar) May 28, 2019
Bangladesh will really improve if they learn from India and Pakistan teams rather than being arrogant 😂😂— Vithal Bhargav (@kvgraphy) May 29, 2019