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Watch: Dhoni Review System – Dhoni reviews without consultation to turn wide into Suryakumar Yadav dismissal

Dhoni was at his astute best and showed superb usage of the DRS, sending Suryakumar Yadav packing
by Wisden Staff 1 minute read

Watch: MS Dhoni was at his astute best during Chennai Super Kings’ game against Mumbai Indians as he rightly opted for the DRS to help dismiss Suryakumar Yadav without consulting any of his teammates prior to the review.

Mumbai Indians began their innings superbly and raced away to 61-1 after the powerplay. Ravindra Jadeja hit back and offered some respite to his side, picking up Ishan Kishan in the seventh over. An over later, Mitchell Santner was tasked with bowling to Suryakumar Yadav. With the second ball of the over, he drifted the ball down the leg side. Suryakumar tried to paddle it fine past the keeper.

At first, it seemed that he had missed the ball, with the umpire also calling a wide. Dhoni, though, was so sure that the ball had flicked the glove that he opted for the review instantly without even consulting Santner. And in a few moments, the wicketkeeper was vindicated. UltraEdge returned with a spike and confirmed that the ball had kissed the glove on its way to Dhoni. Suryakumar’s wicket allowed Chennai Super Kings to tighten their grip on the game.

As for Dhoni, well, it only added to the legend of him having an extraordinarily high success rate when using DRS. Fans have, over the years, named DRS as the “Dhoni Review System”, and that was exactly how this sequence panned out at the Wankhede Stadium. Ian Bishop, who was on commentary, lauded the former India captain too, saying, “Excellent from Dhoni, brilliant.”

Watch Dhoni using DRS to dismiss Suryakumar:

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