Watch: Dhoni’s Advice to Kuldeep Reaps the Wicket of Trent Boult

This is not the first time that pair of Kuldeep and Chahal have paid heed to Dhoni’s advice from behind the stump.

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File picture of MS Dhoni (left) and Kuldeep Yadav.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has once again showed why he is an indispensable asset to the current India side. His valuable advice from behind the stumps to the to the current crop of bowlers have already attained legendary status.

On Wednesday, during the first ODI against New Zealand in Napier, Dhoni was at it again.

New Zealand were reeling at 148/9, with Tim Southee and Trent Boult were at crease. Kuldeep was bowling. Boult had already batted for nine balls and was defending well before Dhoni gave Kuldeep, who was going to bowl the final ball of the 38th over, an important tip from behind the stump.

"Yeh aank band karke rokega. Dusra waala daal sakta hai isko (He is defending with his eyes closed. Bowl him a wrong one)," Dhoni said, as he was heard on the stump-mic.


Like always, Kuldeep obliged and New Zealand were bowled out for 157 in 38 overs, as Boult ended up giving his wicket.

Kuldeep, who was bowling from around the wicket, caught Boult on the wrong foot as he again tried defending the ball. Instead the ball took an edge and went straight to Rohit Sharma, who was standing at first slip.

This is not the first time that pair of Kuldeep and Chahal have paid heed to Dhoni’s advice from behind the stump. Both of them have time and again said how Dhoni’s input from behind the stump have impacted their bowling.

“I turn to Dhoni bhai whenever I am in trouble or need any advice during a match. Dhoni bhai has amazing observation skills. He can tell from behind the stumps that a bowler has a doubt or has questions by out body language alone.”
Yuzvendra Chahal

Meanwhile, Kuldeep picked up four wickets, including the important scalp of Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson (64). Apart from Kuldeep, seamer Mohammed Shami was on target for India, finishing with 3/19, in the match as he became the fastest bowler from India to reach 100 ODI wickets.

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