On Tuesday, India beat Australia by six wickets in the second ODI in Adelaide to level the three-match series 1-1. Indian skipper Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni were the star players of the night, scoring a century and half-century respectively.
But a video has now surfaced on social media which shows how Dhoni could and should have been run-out in the 45th over, but the Australian team failed to do so, and how India should not have been awarded a single had the umpires spotted the incident!
In the final ball of the 45th over bowled by Nathan Lyon, Dhoni hit the ball on the leg side and ran for a single. It was an easy run, but little did the former Indian skipper know that his casual attitude could very well have costed him his wicket, and probably India the match.
As seen in the video, Dhoni failed to ground his bat or any part of his body behind the line at the non-striker's end after completing the run, meaning had the Australian team noticed that and dislodged the bails, he would have been given out. Even the umpires on the field failed to notice the incident, and the single stood.
Had he been run-out, the result could have been very well different. Dhoni was batting at 36 at that point, with his partner Dinesh Karthik having just entered the crease. India still needed 45 runs from 31 balls at the time of this incidence.
Though, it did not happen, and Dhoni went onto remain unbeaten at 55, and along with Karthik's quickfire 25, helped India to a series leveling win. The platform for the victory was laid down by skipper Virat Kohli, who scored his 39th ODI century earlier in the innings.
Kohli and Dhoni shared a 82-run partnership for the fourth wicket, with the Indian skipper scoring at a brisk pace and the wicketkeeper keeping the scoreboard ticking from the other end.