Dhoni's impact behind the stumps is unquestionable. Moreover, the former Indian skippers' experience seems to have a calming influence on many players in the squad. And, 'Captain Cool' proved yet again why he is arguably one of the best wicketkeepers to have graced the gentleman's game during the third ODI between India and West Indies.
Known for his quick and clever thinking, Dhoni has time and again dazzled the cricket world with some exquisite glovework over the years and West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer fell victim to his latest such exploit.
The incident happened in the 19th over of the West Indies over when Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav did well to deceive Hetymer with a gem of a delivery, but what was even better was Thalla's lightning-fast reaction to take off the bails.
Although, MS Dhoni might be misfiring with the bat in recent times, he still has proved to be India's match-winner on many occasion. The third ODI seems to be one of those matches that has MS Dhoni written all over it.
Earlier in the day, the visitors started the game strongly with 15 runs off the first five overs, 'Captain Cool' gave India the first breakthrough after some sensational piece of fielding in the deep to dismiss West Indies opening batsman Chandrapaul Hemraj.
The incident happened in the 5th over off Jasprit Bumrah's bowling. The Indian seam bowler pitched a short ball, which clipped the top-edge of Hemraj's bat and went high up in the air. The ball was heading into no man's land, just when Dhoni sprinted like a tiger and dived full-stretch to pull off a stunner.
While the stocks of MS Dhoni maybe slowly dropping following his ouster from India's T201 squad for the series against West Indies and Australia, the talismanic batsman's wicketkeeping masterclass will be a slap on the faces of the selectors who doubted in his abilities.