India vs West Indies match brought us some of greatest moments in the games including Shami’s inswing delivery leaving Shai Hope’s defense rattle; the ball hits the wicket with a perfect seam position making Hope shellshocked. The second one was MS Dhoni’s unbelievable catch behind the wicket that even left King Kohli amazed. Dhoni took a blinder catch to dismiss Carlos Brathwaite which was bowled by Jasprit Bumrah. However, there was a huge debate in the social media, as ICC posted a catch of Dhoni alongside Sarfaraz Ahmed catch which he held previously to dismiss Ross Taylor.
ICC puts Dhoni and Sarfaraz’s catch on a debate
Windies had already lost five of their batsmen for just 107 in 26 overs against India chasing a target of 269 on Thursday. The bowl got older and Jasprit Bumrah was brought into the attack, the in-form Carlos Brathwaite was on strike.
A delivery bowled by Bumrah from wider of the crease and Brathwaite had no option but to follow the ball with bat snicked through. Dhoni stretched and dives to his right and takes a one-handed stunning catch. Brathwaite goes for just 1 off 5 balls. Windies’ run chase dreams shattered and TV screens started replaying Dhoni’s exceptional catch on loop.
Dhoni took an unbelievable catch to dismiss Carlos Brathwaite as the Indian wicket kipper jumped stretching to his right and took a one-handed catch to dismiss the Windies batsman. On the other hand, previously, Sarfaraz had taken a similar catch to get rid of New Zealand’s Ross Taylor.
The ICC put the two videos together and asked the fans to give their opinion as to whose catch was better. ICC’s Twitter post read: “Dive and conquer, who did it better?”
— ICC (@ICC) June 27, 2019
This tweet opened up a big debate between cricket fans, as they supported their best opinion amongst these two wicketkeepers who were best in their game. Indian fans hailed Dhoni’s catch as the best effort, while Pakistani fans were impressed with their skipper’s stunner.
There’s only one person diving here, the other one is basically stretching a crawl… pic.twitter.com/6M7CqOUzhi
— The-Lying-Lama 2.0 (@KyaUkhaadLega) June 28, 2019
Dhoni flew right off his feet to catch, where as Sarfaraz used his knee to stretch out further.. pic.twitter.com/l8q5Y90zou
— Yo Yo Funny Singh (@moronhumor) June 27, 2019
frame by frame :-
1. Dhoni was in middle of the stump and Sarfraz was in off side(easy for him to reach)
2 Dhoni was in flying mode. Sarfraz use his leg.
3. Dhoni standup within fraction of microsecond but Sarfraz took time, fitness issue.
4. Effortless expressions of dhoni. pic.twitter.com/XMr5doqzso
— Raman (@Dhuandhaar) June 27, 2019
Sarfaraz's catch surprised everyone while Dhoni's catch didn't because it's a common thing for him. You decide.
— The Sarcastic Jerk (@The_Sarcastic_J) June 27, 2019
— 🇵🇰Ammar Yasir🌷 (@AmmarYasir787) June 27, 2019
Both catches are good but see how quickly Dhoni gets up after the catch. This shows the fitness level of an army colonel MS Dhoni.
— AVNIJESH (@Avnijesh) June 27, 2019
Welll…. I'm from 🇵🇰
My name is also Sarfaraz
but… Dhoni DEFINITELY caught the ball better & with much more swagger.
His control over his dive, his landing as well as on the ball was superb 💯
— ✳️ سرفراز | Sarfaraz (@sarf7a9z) June 27, 2019
Obviously Sarfraz 👌👌👌👌
— Shahid Aziz Anjum 🇵🇰 (@beingShahidaziz) June 28, 2019
— SRK fan for life 💕 (@RomanticSRKian_) June 27, 2019
If Sarfaraz's catch was GOLD yesterday, then MS Dhoni's catch is CHAK DE INDIA. #INDvsWI
— #TeamIndia 🏏🇮🇳 (@WeirdlyProbable) June 27, 2019
— BRAINFADED Taylor (@iRoshan_Rv) June 27, 2019
Today I saw multiple tweets of stupid Pakistanis comparing Dhoni's highlight catch with Sarfaraz. I mean how can you compare a legend like Dhoni with a guy who sells choco pan masala on TV? Then when I saw comments, they all were bragging how Pak military shot down IAF plane.
— Kshitij Gupta (@kshitijgupta20) June 27, 2019
Yesterday it was 32 years old Sarfaraz 🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰
Today 37 years old Dhoni 🇮🇳did this
— Umar (@YyoungDesi3) June 27, 2019