Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni gets another record to his name in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018. Dhoni stumped Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper Kane Williamson to become the wicketkeeper with most stumpings in the 11-year-long history of IPL. Dhoni (33 stumpings) surpassed Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) player Robin Uthappa (32 stumpings) to achieve this feat. Uthappa lagged behind as skipper Dinesh Karthik kept the stumps for KKR.
However, Dhoni has a long way to go in terms of the number of dismissals in IPL history. Karthik has 124 dismissals from 124 matches whereas Dhoni has 116 dismissals from 175 matches.
The record was set in the 13th over of SRH’s innings. Dancing down the pitch, leg-spinner Karn Sharma lured Williamson into a shot. Karn bowled it wide to the Kiwi batsman and Dhoni made no mistake to dislodge the bails in a flash.
Here’s the video of record-breaking stumping —
MS Dhoni’s 33rd stumpinghttps://t.co/ACy6NLQePM
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Williamson missed out on another half-century. He scored 47 runs from 36 deliveries and got SRH back on track after the initial wicket of wicketkeeper-batsman Shreevats Goswami.
Earlier, Dhoni won the toss and elected to bowl first at Wankhede stadium. He affected a run-out as well to dismiss Goswami in the second over of the innings. This is Dhoni’s eighth final in the 11-year-long IPL history and seventh for CSK.