New Zealand Paceman Lockie Ferguson Recalls MS Dhoni’s Run Out in 2019 World Cup Semifinal
Ferguson’s Over Turns the Game in Kiwis’ Favor
New Zealand paceman Lockie Ferguson walked down memory lane and recalled the moment when legendary India cricketer MS Dhoni got run out during the semifinal of the 2019 World Cup which turned the game completely in the Kiwis’ favour. It was Ferguson’s over in which Dhoni got out and the pacer talked about the moment in detail.
Dhoni’s Last International Match
Ferguson was hit for a six on the first ball of the penultimate over by Dhoni during India’s chase but he bounced back with a dot ball on the next delivery. The former India captain went for a double but failed to complete the second as Martin Guptill’s direct hit ended his stay. India lost the match by 18 runs as it also turned out Dhoni’s last international match.
Praise for Dhoni’s Match-Finishing Abilities
Ferguson heaped praise on Dhoni for his match-finishing abilities and suggested when you see him walking back to the pavilion it gives the opposition comfort.
- Dhoni is clutch and turns up during big moments
- Seeing him walking back gives opposition comfort
- The loss of Dhoni gave New Zealand confidence
Plan to Outclass Dhoni
The premier Kiwi pacer further shared what was going through his mind and his plan to outclass Dhoni.
- Knew Dhoni’s strength with the helicopter shot
- Forced Dhoni to go for big shots
- Bowled strategically to target his ribs
Martin Guptill’s Sensational Run-Out
Ferguson also talked about Martin Guptill who produced the run-out with a sensational throw.
New Zealand’s upcoming ODI World Cup
Meanwhile, New Zealand will travel to India this time for the ODI World Cup and the onus will be once again on Ferguson to trouble the batters as he has a good experience of the conditions through IPL.
Author: Aditya Maheshwari
Date: September 09, 2023