Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Veteran wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni is yet to bat in the Indian Premier League (IPL) though his team has played two matches in the mega event so far. Meanwhile, fans are eagerly awaiting the chance to see the iconic player with his trademark sixes.

Though the 42-year old cricketer has not yet got the opportunity to bat in the mega event yet, he has impressed with his agility, including a stunning diving catch. Dhoni’s continued prowess behind the stumps bodes well for CSK. However, the spectators are yearning to watch the legend wield his famous bat once again.

In response to Dhoni’s agility, England’s bowling great Stuart Broad remains stunned by how effortlessly the veteran cricketer has accomplished feats that cricketers half his age struggle with.

“I don’t think Dhoni needs to bat in games. MS showcased his legendary status with a split-second moment that altered the match. His lightning-fast stumping electrified teammates and fans alike, who swarmed the field and roared their appreciation for Chennai’s captain,” said Broad during an interview.

Australian star Steve Smith also hailed Dhoni for his athletic catch to dismiss GT batter Vijay Shankar.

“Dhoni took an impressive diving catch, covering 2.27 meters to grab the ball. Since Darryl Mitchell, bowls a little slower, MS stood in close. With little time to react, he nevertheless displayed sharp reflexes, diving and sticking out his right hand for a great grab,” said Smith.