Mahendra Singh Dhoni got a lucky lifeline during India's ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash against West Indies at the Old Trafford in Manchester on Thursday.
It happened during the 34th over of the first innings which was bowled by left-arm spinner Fabian Allen. On his very first delivery, Allen bowled one which beat MS Dhoni's outside edge and ended up completely deceiving the veteran wicket-keeper batsman. Unfortunately, Dhoni came a long way down the track and it appeared that he would ended up getting stumped by a long way.
However, Shai Hope made a total mess of it behind the stumps. The Caribbean stumper failed to collect the ball properly. Nonetheless, he could have easily dislodged the bails in the second attempt as well but, he failed to do so as his hand came in contact with the stumps as the bails were dislodged following which Hope lost his focus off the ball. Sensing an opportunity, Kohli and Dhoni ran a quick single and thereby, added insult to injury.
The video of this comedy of errors on the field was posted by Cricket World Cup.
Here are some of the reactions on social media after the fans had witnessed a blunder from Shai Hope.
India will be aiming to strengthen their semifinal spot against West Indies when the two teams lock horns against each other at the Old Trafford in Manchester on Thursday. Team India are having a splendid run in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The Men In Blue are the only undefeated side in the tournament. The Virat Kohli-led side have won four of their five matches. One of their contests against the Kiwis was washed away due to rain. Meanwhile, the Caribbeans are at the eighth position with just a solitary win in their six matches.